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Johnston man faces murder charge in heroin overdose

Posted September 22

Joshua John Novak

— A Johnston County man has been charged with second-degree murder in a drug overdose death, authorities said Friday.

Justin Cole Bennett, 18, of Benson, died on Aug. 9 of a heroin overdose, and the Johnston County Sheriff's Office says Joshua John Novak, 24, of Beulah Milton Drive in Willow Spring, provided Bennett with the drugs.

No other details were released.

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