Suspect in fatal overdose of Dublin teen caught in California

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Police said a man wanted in connection with the overdose death of a 17-year-old girl in Grandview earlier this year has been caught in California.

Haleah Myers was found in the basement of a home in the 1200 block of Broadview Avenue in March. The Franklin County Coroner confirmed she died of a fentanyl overdose.

Grandview police filed an arrest warrant for 19-year-old Benjamin Bussey for involuntary manslaughter and corrupting another with drugs.

Haleah Myers

According to court documents, Bussey is accused of injecting Myers with fentanyl. Court records also state that once Myers was unconscious, Bussey left the scene.

Police said Bussey was found in California and arrested on July 20.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Marshall’s Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team Task Force assisted Grandview police in the arrest.

Three additional people in the home where Myers was found were arrested for various narcotics and evidence tampering offenses.

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