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Suspected drug death leads to Ironwood man's arrest


IRONWOOD — An Ironwood man is facing a drug charge, following the death of an Ironwood woman that police suspect is related to illegal controlled substances.

Bo Menara, 36, was charged with delivering less than 50 grams of a mixture containing morphine in the wake of Angela Lynn Mylly’s death Friday.

The charge carries a potential maximum penalty of 20 years and/or a $25,000 fine.

The Ironwood Public Safety Department and Beacon Ambulance responded to a report of an unresponsive Ironwood resident, who was not breathing, at 6:24 a.m. Friday. The victim was later pronounced dead.

The resident was later identified as Mylly, 40, according to Ironwood Public Safety Department Sgt. Matt Sterbenz.

“It is suspected at this time the incident may be related to morphine, or other illegal controlled substances,” Sterbenz said in a press release.

Several people were interviewed in the subsequent investigation, according to the release, and Menara was arrested.

While drugs are suspected to have played a role in the death, Sterbenz — who also leads the Gogebic Iron Area Narcotics Team — said the incident remains under investigation and the cause of death isn’t known.

“At this time, we cannot confirm the cause of death in this incident is actually due to a drug overdose, nor can we confirm at this time the actual drug that may be involved,” Sterbenz said in the release. “We hope to have more information on the cause of death once test results are reviewed by the medical examiner.”

Additional charges may be considered once the test results are returned, according to the release.

Menara is lodged at the Gogebic County Jail on a $100,000 cash bond.

—Richard Jenkins


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