Cross Lanes woman charged in man's apparent heroin overdose death

Police said Dials told them she purchased the heroin and gave it to Flowers before he overdosed. (WCHS/WVAH)

Nitro police said a woman is charged after she told officers she provided heroin to a man who died of an apparent overdose.

Cyleigh Jade Dials, 19, of Cross Lanes is charged with drug delivery resulting in death, according to a criminal complaint filed in Kanawha County Magistrate Court.

Nitro police said they responded Monday to Broadway Gardens in Nitro where it was determined that Paul Flowers, 19, had passed away from an apparent overdose.

"It saddens me to see that two 19-year-olds are involved in something like this, and one of them it cost him his life,” Nitro Police Chief Bobby Eggleton said. "Now we have not just one, but two families suffering, one who the individual has passed away and now the other who provided it is going to go to jail.”

Police were given consent by the man's mother to search his cell phone, and they discovered that he met someone early in the morning to purchase heroin. The complaint said they determined that Dials was with Flowers the same morning the day he died.

Dials was found at a home on Ridge Road in Cross Lanes, and police said she was asked to step out on the porch. Police said Dials told them she purchased the heroin and gave it to Flowers.

Police said they then obtained a warrant charging Dials with drug delivery resulting in death.

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