Lee's Summit police locate, arrest alleged drug dealer charged in overdose death

Posted at 8:51 AM, Oct 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-15 09:51:07-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Lee’s Summit, Missouri, police late Monday night arrested a man charged with murder in the overdose death of a woman.

The department posted to Facebook Monday afternoon asking for the public’s assistance locating Jared Daniels, 28, who is charged with second-degree murder in 23-year-old Taylor Stephens’ death.

Court records say Daniels told detectives he gave Stephens heroin on March 28, 2019.

She later died after her boyfriend found her underwater in a bathtub.

Detectives found a syringe, a syringe cap and a rubber tourniquet in the residence, court records said.

LSPD located and arrested Daniels on the charge Monday night.

According to prosecutors, this is the first case in which a drug dealer has been charged in connection with a death from overdose in Jackson County since Jean Peters Baker became prosecutor.