December 20, 2014

Au Gres woman allegedly delivered drug that caused death

11/14/13

STANDISH — A 52-year-old Au Gres woman has been charged with delivery of a controlled substance that caused death.

Michele Compau was scheduled to be arraigned in 23rd Circuit Court Nov. 12, but waived arraignment. A pretrial is scheduled for Dec. 11 at 9:30 a.m.

Compau is alleged to have delivered fentanyl to a 26-year-old man who was staying with his mother in Au Gres, according to Detective Lt. Jeff Keister with the Strike Team Investigative Narcotics Group.

Circuit court records said Compau reportedly delivered the drug on June 1.

Fentanyl is a pain killer intended to ease the suffering from chronic pain. At times, it is used illegally as a substitute for heroin, according to Keister.

Typically, fentanyl is found in a patch so it released slowly for pain relief, Keister said. However, when it is abused, users will chew the patches or find other ways of taking it.

“They’ll chew them, boil them in water, drink the water, shoot the water up,” Keister said.

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