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Portage woman faces reckless homicide charge in 2018 overdose death

PORTAGE (WKOW) — A Portage woman was charged today in Columbia County Court with first-degree reckless homicide in the 2018 overdose death of a 48-year-old woman.

Vanessa Burger, 29, also faces two counts of felony bail jumping and a felony county of manufacturing/delivery of heroin.

A judge ordered a $25,000 cash bond, according to online court records.

The overdose death was one of four overdose deaths in Columbia County during a one-week period in September of 2018.

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