Springfield man charged with overdose death

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. (AP) Springfield police say they have arrested a man in connection with a fatal drug overdose last year.

They say Charles Nourse was arrested Wednesday on the alleged offenses of selling heroin and dispensing a regulated drug with death resulting. Police were called to a home on Dec. 25, 2019 to investigate the death of 32-year-old Rickey Bemis. Nourse pleaded not guilty on Thursday.

He was being held at the state prison in Springfield. An attorney for Nourse did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

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