Onslow County Woman Charged for Murder for Selling Meth That Killed Teenager

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ONSLOW COUNTY, NC – A Midway Park woman has been arrested for providing drugs to two minors which resulted in the death of one of the victims.
Charges on Nancy Juanita Kellum have been upgraded to an open count of murder, after she provided methamphetamine and fentanyl-laced heroin to two minors, causing one of the juveniles to die as a result. The deceased was the biological daughter of Nancy Kellum and the second juvenile was a relative.
Detectives received the medical examiner’s autopsy results, which indicated the cause of death for the juvenile was a lethal combined overdose of Fentanyl, Heroin and Methamphetamine.
On November 2, 2020, a warrant was obtained for Nancy Kellum’s arrest for one Open Count of Murder. Ms. Kellum surrendered herself to Onslow County Sheriff’s Office and she was transported to the Onslow County Detention Center under NO BOND.
On February 15, 2020, Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Uniformed Patrol responded to a Midway Park residence in reference to the death of a juvenile.
Investigation revealed that Nancy Juanita Kellum provided two juveniles with methamphetamine and fentanyl-laced heroin. One of the juveniles overdosed and passed away after life-saving efforts were unsuccessful.
Kellum, 37-years-old of Earl Place, Midway Park was taken into custody and charged with (3) Counts Felony Child Abuse Inflicting Serious Bodily Injury. She was transported to the Onslow County Detention Center under a $300,000 secured bond.
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