Man pleads guilty in 2016 overdose death

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - We're learning more about what led to a 2nd degree murder guilty plea by a man who gave drugs to a man who overdosed and died.

Jarred Eddington pleaded guilty to second degree murder and possession with intent to manufacture sell and deliver heroin this morning in Onslow County.

District Attorney Ernie Lee says that back on April 7, 2016, emergency responders found Jason "Wes" Sapp dead from an apparent drug overdose.

According to the DA, Sapp's death was ruled multiple toxicity. The pathologist said Sapp died from a lethal dose of fentanyl.

Lee says that a search of Sapp's room by deputies found a rolled up dollar bill residue that was subsequently determined to be the drug.

As part of a plea deal, prosecutors agreed that Eddington would be sentenced to state prison to a minimum seven years, ten months to a maximum ten years and five months.


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A man pleaded guilty to a murder charge after he admitted supplying drugs to another man who ended up dying.

Jarred Eddington pleaded guilty to second degree murder and possession with intent to manufacture sell and deliver heroin this morning in Onslow County.

Back in 2016, deputies say the Sneads Ferry man supplied fentanyl to Jason "Wes" Sapp, 21, who died from a drug overdose.

As part of a plea deal, prosecutors agreed that Eddington would be sentenced to state prison to a minimum seven years, ten months to a maximum ten years and five months.