An arrest warrant for Alejandra “Ally” Dunn of Helper was issued on Monday in connection with the death of a Utah man.
The warrant was issued for a distribution charge, a first degree felony, and a manslaughter charge, a second degree felony. The $30,000 arrest warrant for Dunn, 27, was authorized by Seventh District Court Judge George Harmond.
The arrest warrant stems from an investigation into a man’s death on Aug. 3, 2013 in Price. It was determined that the man passed away due to a drug overdose. The investigation spanned over a period of months because the death was unattended.
“The manslaughter was based on reckless conduct,” Carbon County attorney Jeremy Humes explained.
Lead investigator Price City Police Detective Chris Pugliese located forensic evidence allegedly implicating Dunn in the circumstances surrounding the death. In a subsequent interview with Dunn, she allegedly confirmed details of her involvement relating to the investigation, including that she allegedly committed actions fulfilling the elements of the listed charges.
Dunn could face a prison sentence of five years to life if proven guilty for the drug distribution charge. Conviction of the manslaughter charge carries the maximum sentence of 15 years.