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Dallas man charged with second-degree murder in woman’s death

A Dallas man was charged with second-degree murder Thursday after authorities said he gave a 20-year-old woman drugs that caused her death more than six months ago.

Timothy Boyd Gibson, 23, was being held without bond in the Gaston County Jail.

On June 1, officers responded to a 911 call at a residence in Dallas and found the body of Emily Lauren Upton.

Authorities said Upton, a student at UNC Charlotte, was one of four people at the residence for a party.

The Gaston County Police Department worked with the Mecklenburg County Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the cause of death.

Authorities said the prescription narcotic Opana, or Oxymorphone, killed Upton.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Gaston County Police Department at 704-866-3320.

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