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Published on May 11th, 2016 | by The Kitsap Scene

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Bremerton Police: Woman Arrested in Meth-Related Homicide

Bremerton Police say they have arrested a suspect in a drug-related homicide from February.

Dustin Frame, 21, died after Bremerton firefighters and police responded to an address in the 2100 block of 15th Street on Feb. 24, according to a press release the police department released today.

According to the press release:

The incident was initially reported as a possible asthma attack. Frame was taken to the hospital; he died on Feb. 26.

The Kitsap County Coroner’s Office and Bremerton police detectives conducted an extensive follow-up investigation, which indicated Frame had been injected with a lethal dose of methamphetamine on Feb. 24.

Detectives reportedly established probable cause that meth caused the asthma attack, and that the call to 911 was delayed by several minutes because illegal drugs were in the house. Brandi Bailey, 34, who lives in the home where the incident took place, was arrested. The case will be forwarded to the Kitsap County Prosecutor’s Office for charges of felony controlled substance homicide, which is defined as “unlawfully delivering a controlled substance, which is subsequently used, resulting in the death of the user.” The crime is a Class B felony, and is punishable by up to 10 years in state prison.

“Everyone needs to be aware that in addition to the serious health consequences related to drugs like meth and heroin, we will aggressively investigate anyone who delivers these drugs, and when it results in a death, that is a homicide,” Bremerton Police Chief Steve Strachan said in the release.

Bailey was jailed, but has now been hospitalized for treatment of a pre-existing health condition. She is under police supervision and upon her release, she will be jailed on $500,000 bail.

 


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