Man facing obstruction charges in connection to Dorchester Co. overdose death investigation

CAMBRIDGE, Md. - A man was taken into custody in Pennsylvania, after officials say he hindered an investigation following an March 2017 overdose death, in Dorchester County.

The Office of the State's Attorney for Dorchester County says on Thursday, William Franklin Brooks, III was arrested his role in hindering the investigation of the overdose death that happened in Dorchester County. Officials say Brooks was taken into custody in Pennsylvania.

Authorities report that charges against Brooks include of obstruction of justice, altering physical evidence, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance. The charges apparently stem from the March 2017 death of Roxanne Willey.

According to officials, the charges allege that Brooks obstructed the investigation following the overdose death, not that he was responsible for the death.

He is currently being held in Pennsylvania pending extradition proceedings.

The State's Attorney for Dorchester County says that the charge is an allegation, and that all persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.

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