2 charged with homicide in overdose death, Columbia County deputies say

Two people were arrested in connection with an overdose death last year, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday.

Christopher Jones, 54, and Rosandra Crusaw, 43, are charged with homicide following a nearly yearlong investigation, the Sheriff’s Office said. In addition, they each face a drug charge.

Deputies said they responded Aug. 14 to a residence in Columbia County due to a female who was unresponsive. Deputies said she was transported to a hospital, where she died. Deputies said they found a syringe and 49 pills of Trazodone, which is an antidepressant medicine, at the home.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the preliminary investigation revealed signs of a possible overdose and that information led detectives on an extensive investigation and resulted in the arrests of two people who supplied the illegal narcotics.

Jones and Crusaw were booked last week into the Columbia County jail, where they were both being held without bond as of Wednesday, jail records show.

According to records, Jones previously served time 3 years in prison for cocaine distribution and six years in prison for robbery. Records show Crusaw was previously convicted of drug charges in New Jersey. They could face up to life in prison if convicted.