5 Arrested In Connection With 5 Overdose Deaths

A lengthy investigation into the deaths of five people who died after overdosing has resulted in the arrests of five people authorities said sold them the illegal drugs.

The Harnett County Sheriff’s Office did not release the names of the five people who died but identify the five suspects and their charges.

(Left to right): Antonio Hall, William Michael Hall, Jaron Mitchell, Jawuan Newsuan, and Shelton Newby.

William Michael Hall, 34, of Spring Lake was arrested on March 30th for one count of death by distribution. He remains in jail on a $250,000 secured bond.

Shelton Dmario Newby, 29, of Broadway was arrested on March 30th for one count of death by distribution. He is in the Harnett County Jail on a $150,000 secured bond.

Antonio Ramelle Hall, 31, of Cameron was arrested April 9th for one count of second-degree murder. Hall is in custody on a $550,000 secured bond.

Jawuan Antoine Newsuan, 23, of Sanford, NC was arrested April 20th for one count of death by distribution, possession with intent to sell and deliver heroin, and maintaining a vehicle or for a controlled substance. Newsuan is currently free on a $250,000 bond.

Jaron Mitchell, 30, of Linden was arrested April 7th for death by distribution and possession with intent to sell a controlled substance. Mitchell remains in custody on a $1.6 million secured bond.

The investigation remains ongoing, according to a news release from Harnett County Sheriff Wayne Coats.

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