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Nurse charged in deadly drug deal to plead guilty

29-year-old man died in July of 2017
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Posted at 7:02 PM, Dec 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-21 19:02:57-05

MUNCIE — A Muncie nurse who allegedly sold drugs to a man who died of an overdose is pleading guilty.

31-year-old Rachell Tucker, who worked at a Muncie nursing home, was arrested in July of 2017 for the overdose death of 29-year-old Dustin Rhodes in Muncie. Rhodes was found dead at a Muncie intersection.

Tucker allegedly sold heroin to Rhodes and was initially charged with murder and various drug-related crimes.

Now, according to Delaware County court records, the murder charge is being dropped and Tucker will plead guilty to other charges and face sentencing at a February 18 hearing.