The Maries County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a death of a 16-year-old child.

The Maries County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a death of a 16-year-old child.
According to Sheriff Chris Heitman, it is suspected that the child overdosed on controlled substances at a residence on Maries County Road 534 near Dixon.
During the course of the investigation, numerous items of drug paraphernalia and suspected controlled substances were located inside the residence.
Another minor was removed from the residence and placed in alternative care.
Heitman said charges have not been filed at this time, but he does expect criminal charges to be filed after further investigation.