Moses Lake man convicted on Controlled Substance Homicide charge
GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - A Moses Lake man was the first person in Grant County to be charged and tried with Controlled Substance Homicide.
Corey Christman, 30, was found guilty on October 2 of providing 19-year-old Ryan Mulder with more methadone pills. Mulder took the pills during a party on Septmeber 7, 2008. He was found the next morning and flown to Deaconess where he was later declared brain dead.
Police say he took the more than nine methadone pills given to him in less than two hours.
Christman is facing a sentence of between 51 and 68 months in prison.
The Grant County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit has investigated at least five methadone overdoses resulting in death in the last two years.
The Major Crime Unit along with the Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team (INET) will continue to vigorously investigate all prescription and non-prescription drug overdoses where third parties either transfer prescription medications to a non-prescribed party or by knowledge provide illicit drugs that would do harm or incur death.
Posted: Oct 6, 2009 03:29 PM