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Suspected heroin dealer charged in drug overdose death at Tuscaloosa apartment complex

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Two men died of heroin overdoses at The Woodlands of Tuscaloosa apartment complex in 2013. (abc3340.com) Two men died of heroin overdoses at The Woodlands of Tuscaloosa apartment complex in 2013. (abc3340.com)
A Birmingham man who surrendered to authorities Tuesday to face drug distribution charges has been charged in a drug overdose death at a Tuscaloosa apartment complex, U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance announced today.

Harold Donnell Mims, 31, is facing heroin distribution charges, one of which caused the death of a 28-year-old man at The Woodlands Apartments in Tuscaloosa on Feb. 21.

A second Birmingham man -- 34-year-old Terrance Deshawn Johnson -- also surrendered Tuesday to face heroin distribution charges.

The arrests of Johnson and Mims brought the total number of suspects charged in a months-long drug task force operation to 42. Authorities continue to search for seven more defendants, one of whom is charged with selling heroin that caused the death of 20-year-old Baker Mims, who died of an overdose at the aforementioned apartment complex in March. Mims was a graduate of Vestavia Hills High School in Birmingham and was a student at the University of Alabama.

Baker Mims (Facebook)

The multi-agency heroin initiative was launched in 2012 in an effort to reduce the supply of the drug in the North District of Alabama.

 

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