Man charged in overdose death

Christopher Newsome

WARFIELD, Ky. — An overdose death has led to criminal charges against a Martin County man.

Ryan Marcum, 27, of Warfield, died of an apparant overdose on July 30. After investigating, police charged Christopher Newsome, 28, of Debord, with manslaughter and drug trafficking, after deciding that Newsome’s alleged drug activity played a direct role in Marcum’s death.

Newsome is jailed in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center.