Woman Charged In Teen’s Overdose Death

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HARRISONVILLE, Mo. (AP) _ A suburban Kansas City woman is accused of causing the death of a 16-year-old Belton girl by selling her Xanax hours before she died.

A Cass County grand jury on Friday charged Glenda Stevens, 46, of Belton with distributing a controlled substance to a minor and first-degree involuntary manslaughter.

Amber Cannon was found dead July 27 in the Rodeway Inn Motel in Grandview. Toxicology reports listed the cause of death as acute alprazolam intoxication.

Stevens was arrested Tuesday and was being held in the Cass County jail on $50,000 bond.

The Cass County prosecutor’s office on Tuesday had no records indicating whether Stevens had obtained an attorney.

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