Man charged with delivering heroin that killed Ted Nugent's property manager

Posted at 1:13 PM, Jan 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-12 17:45:32-05

A second person has been formally charged in the death of a man who died from a heroin overdose in Jackson County.

26-year-old Fatae Pikes has been arraigned on a delivering a controlled substance causing death charge. He's accused of selling the heroin that killed 53-year-old James Lawson in Pulaski Township last April.

Lawson was a musician and Ted Nugent's property manager.

Lawson's girlfriend was also charged in the case. 27-year-old Melissa Mullins pleaded guilty to a reduced charge last month. She admitted she bought the heroin from Pikes that her and Lawson used.

The Jackson County Prosecutor says Mullins has agreed to cooperate with investigators and is willing to testify in the case against Pikes.