An Andover man has been accused in Anoka County District Court of supplying his girlfriend with medication that killed her in February.
Seth Adam Olson, 24, was arraigned April 8 on a felony charge of third-degree murder.
According to the criminal complaint that was filed April 1 by the Anoka County Attorney’s Office, Olson had a prescription for methadone, but his girlfriend Krista Marie Bogucki, 39, did not.
Toxicology testing performed by the Anoka County Medical Examiner determined that Bogucki’s death was caused by “a significantly high level of methadone for an individual with no known prescription.”
Anoka County Sheriff’s Office deputies at 11:46 p.m. Feb. 16 were dispatched to a home on Valley Drive N.W. in Andover on an overdose report. Deputies and paramedics attempted to resuscitate Bogucki, but were unsuccessful and she was pronounced dead at the scene.
Olson allegedly told authorities that he had gone to his methadone clinic earlier in the day and taken his Saturday dose Feb. 16. The clinic provided him with an extra dose for Sunday because it would be closed that day.
As he was leaving the clinic, he allegedly purchased additional methadone from a man he identified as “Blondie.” He allegedly told police that he purchased this extra methadone so he would not have to share his Sunday dose with Bogucki.
According to the complaint, Olson said he arrived home around 8:30 a.m. Feb. 16 and Bogucki allegedly asked for some of his methadone. He gave her the vial and watched her swallow it.
Olson told police that around 10 a.m., her breathing slowed to less than 10 breaths a minute. He alleged that he checked on her periodically throughout the day, but she stopped breathing at some point.
At the time law enforcement responded to the Andover home Feb. 16, Olson had two warrants for his arrest and he provided officers with a false name, according to the complaint.
The county attorney’s office charged Olson April 1 after the sheriff’s office had wrapped up its investigation, and he was arrested the early hours of April 8.
Olson’s bail was set at $250,000. His next court appearance is May 8.
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