Amid opioid crisis, heroin dealers playing ‘Russian roulette’

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SEATTLE -- When a man named Ian Digre was found dead of a heroin overdose in Marysville, police there started to build a case against his dealer – not only for selling him the drugs, but for his death.

Such cases, brought under the state’s “controlled substance homicide” law, are incredibly rare, because they’re hard to prove.

Ian’s case would be no different.