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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Three people face criminal charges in connection with a Boardman teen's drug death.

Twenty-year-old Rubin Best, 24-year-old Gary Hartman and 46-year-old Marijo Mazon were indicted on criminal charges in connection with the death of 18-year-old Erin Trell.

The Mahoning County Prosecutor's Office says Trell died in September after a night of drug use with a friend.

Assistant Prosecutor Martin Desmond said there is a trend now of prosecuting the drug suppliers when someone dies from an overdose.

"It's just another way for us to go after drug dealers and hopefully put it out there that if you're dealing drugs and this happens you're going to be held accountable. It's in reaction to what has basically become an epidemic," said Martin Desmond, assistant Mahoning County prosecutor.

Both Best and Hartman face more serious charges of voluntary manslaughter and reckless homicide.

All three of the accused pled not guilty to the charges.

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