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2 More Charged After Fatal Fentanyl Overdose In Sand Point

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

Two more people have been charged in connection with Sand Point's recent fentanyl overdoses, one resulting in the death of a 26-year-old woman from King Cove.

Eileen Dushkin, 36, and Darrin Karlsen, 28, both of Sand Point, were indicted last week on charges of manslaughter and second-degree misconduct involving controlled substances, which are class A felonies.

The charges match those already filed against Sand Point residents Michael Gundersen, 44, and Jeremy Krone, 37, both of whom are in custody with bond set at $350,000 and 400,000, respectively.

According to Sand Point police, all four people were involved in the Sept. 1 death of Raylene Kochuten. She overdosed on counterfeit oxycodone hydrochloride pills, which police said were contaminated with the synthetic opioid fentanyl.

Police said Dushkin and Karlsen turned themselves in Saturday, Sept. 14.

Laura Kraegel reported for KUCB from 2016 until 2020. She was KUCB's news director starting in 2019. We are proud to have her back in the spring of 2023 filling in as an interim reporter for KUCB.
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