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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – An Imperial man is facing a murder charge for the heroin overdose death of another man. Shawn Swindel is charged with second degree murder and delivering a controlled substance.

Investigators say he gave Joshua Loyd two buttons of heroin on December 26th of 2014. The next morning Loyd was found dead of an overdose in his St. Louis County apartment.

Swindel is in jail on a $500,000 cash-only bond.