2 NC Women Arrested After Companion's Heroin Death

Authorities say two women have been charged with involuntary manslaughter and failing to report a death after a third woman with them died after taking heroin.

Police told WXII-TV that 24-year-old Ashley Roland was found dead Dec. 26 in the bedroom of a Mebane home.

Alamance County deputies say Roland had taken heroin before she died and the two women were with her.

Authorities say 26-year-old Jennifer Porter remains in the Alamance County jail on a $212,000 bond and 24-year-old April Gaddis is behind bars on an $80,200 bail.

Jail officials say neither woman has an attorney.


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  • by CLOSE TO THE FAMILY Location: MEBANE on Mar 11, 2009 at 08:42 PM
    I can't imagine what half of you are thinking I knew the girl and her family. Ashley had such a kind heart but low self esteem...she let people take advantage of her over and over only for her parents to pick up the pieces and they did so often because they loved her...but for all you people including the media...I want to take you to Vegas since you know how she died and when she died...there is no toxicolgy report so all of your comments are based on pure speculation. Like my parents taught me if you don't have something good to say shut up. Respect the family and the deceased.
  • by can't Location: nc on Jan 6, 2009 at 07:06 PM
    Let me just tell you folks a thing or two...I am in the know! Ashley was not perfect but... she was being totally taken advantage of by these two scumbags!!! She would give you the shirt off her back. She had low self-esteem and trouble learning and was somewhat hard headed but she in noway deserved this.. WHY did she die? Because she was not experienced in HEROIN. You are not getting the entire story here. They robbed her and left her there dead. Animals! They had no where to go and she felt sorry for them and occassionally let them stay with her. Ashley smoked pot but not herion. She had been caught with pot. This is not right but this is a far cry from what she deserved. She would have never done them like that. They moved her body! They knew she was deceased. Robbed her.You have not heard it all folks!
  • by Teresa Location: North Carolina on Jan 6, 2009 at 08:30 AM
    The friends might have been too high themselves to realize that they were in the house with a corpse. Especially if they thought she was sleep. They could have left the house to get more and returned to shoot up again. Not aware of the lapse in time. "She is still sleep" thinking with their "cloudy minds". Drug addicts are very selfish people. They are only concern with getting their individual needs met. The drugs always come first. This is a sad but very real story of what can go very wrong.
  • by big bad booty daddy Location: no were on Jan 6, 2009 at 06:45 AM
    I agree people are sometimes stupid u see what cigerettes does to ur lungs,and how it causes cancer but people still luv them u see how drugs affect people and how the hard drugs rot u teeth, make u look 10 times older than what u are how people die over dugs by dealer,overdose etcc.. but yet they still do the drugs. I dont get it. People just get to me sometimes on how dumb they could be. They should be locked up with no bond,and sentenced for @ least a good 5 yrs. or so but they probaly be out in a couple of weeks thanks to the great legal system of america,and u think they lern a lesson,but no they will probaly buy somemore herion when they get out of jail to celebrate. u got 2 love the people in this world NOT!!!!!!!!1
  • by Chris Location: Greenville on Jan 5, 2009 at 02:57 AM
    Definitely a crim against humanity. MrT - This has nothing to do with "not" reporting the body. They were likely charged because either they GAVE her the heroin, or there was evidence that they let the other person lay there and die without seeking assistance.
  • by Kathy Location: Washington on Jan 4, 2009 at 05:56 PM
    Oh, I meant to say drug ADDICTS.
  • by Kathy Location: Washington on Jan 4, 2009 at 03:47 PM
    I believe if you knowingly don't report a body that it is a crime. At least a crime to humanity. But then again, we are talking drug dealers.
  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Jan 4, 2009 at 02:42 PM
    Well said Cat!
  • by WHOS FAULT??? Location: GREENVILLE on Jan 4, 2009 at 01:16 PM
    I must say the dare program was a good tool in keeping me off drugs. Its hard to understand why someone would smoke cigarrettes or do drugs after learning of the dangers that they cause. 24 year old girls doing heroin.... very very very sad.
  • by Buzz Location: disgusted-ville on Jan 4, 2009 at 12:50 PM
    Right or Wrong, it is a pretty sad state of affairs, when you could just neglect a situation like this just to keep on being high. Sad, I cant think of any other adjective, I can think of other words, none of which WITN would print or I would really want to say!! Maybe this is part of the new socialism, Buzz-
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