HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) – A Michigan man has been charged in the drug deaths of two men who died in a motel room in Hendersonville, North Carolina.

Henderson County deputies tell local media outlets that Randy Lee Nead of Pullman, Michigan is charged with two counts of second-degree murder distribution of drugs.

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Authorities say 33-year-old John Matthew Tucker of Bald Knob, Arkansas and 34-year-old Leonard Paul Lefford Jr. of Allegan, Michigan were found dead in the motel Feb. 12.

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The coroner determined the two, who were working construction jobs in the area, died of heroin toxicity. Authorities allege that Nead shipped a package of heroin to the men leading to their deaths.

Nead was arrested in La Porte, Indiana and extradited to North Carolina. It was not immediately known if he had an attorney.

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