Shafer woman charged in death of Chisago City man, 19

From Chisago County Attorney Janet Reiter

The Chisago County Attorney’s Office has issued charges against a Shafer woman who is alleged to have distributed a controlled substance that resulted in the death of a 19-year-old man from Chisago City.

Morgan Leslie Pavey, 20, was charged with a single count of third-degree murder, stemming from the June 30, 2014, death of Samuel David Manthey. According to the criminal complaint, the assistant Chisago County medical examiner determined the cause of death was methadone toxicity.

The charge carries a maximum penalty of 25 years, a $40,000 fine or both.

Pavey made her first appearance in Chisago County District Court on Friday, Aug. 1. Unconditional bail was set at $150,000, and conditional bail was set at $75,000 under the terms of no use or possession of alcohol or controlled substances, random testing, submit to a baseline a urinary analysis and take prescribed medications only as prescribed.

The next hearing is set for 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16.

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