• Orlando woman arrested in drug overdose death, Longwood police say

    By: Jeff Levkulich , WFTV Web Staff


    LONGWOOD, Fla. - Update: Jamie Nelson was indicted Tuesday by a grand jury for first-degree murder for the unlawful distribution of a controlled substance.

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    An Orlando woman has been arrested and faces homicide charges following a drug overdose death involving a mother of five, Longwood police said.

    Jamie Nelson, 35, was arrested Monday, but the incident dates back to June 15 when the drug overdose death happened at a home on Orange Avenue.

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    Nelson sold Tracy Skornicka, 41, heroin laced with fentanyl, and Skornicka died, police said.

    Nelson told investigators Skornicka gave her $50 to buy heroin then the two went to an area of Anchor Road in Altamonte Springs and met with a dealer named, "Lucky

    Nelson's public defender had questions in court Tuesday over whether police have enough evidence to charge Nelson.

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    "There is absolutely no way in this police report, or any other way that the police or the state could say that the drugs that were evidently given to the victim on that date or were the same drugs the victim used that night and killed herself," said Nelson's public defender Larry Kowal.

    Nelson faces charges of homicide resulting from distribution of a controlled substance, investigators said.

    Channel 9’s Jeff Levkulich learned from police that there could be more arrests in this case.

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