FF man charged with murder in drug death [UPDATED]Published 9:49am Thursday, October 18, 2012 Updated 3:18pm Friday, October 19, 2012
Christopher Allen Tiffany, 27, of Fergus Falls was charged Tuesday with third degree murder by distribution of a controlled substance without intent to cause death.
According to Tiffany, on Aug. 9, he and Rasmusson drove to Minneapolis to acquire 3.5 grams of methamphetamine, also known as an eight ball. For $300, they allegedly purchased an eight ball from a distributor at a Domino’s Pizza in the Twin Cities. On the way back to Fergus Falls, Tiffany and Rasmusson allegedly snorted some of the methamphetamine on the surface of a cell phone.
Tiffany reported Rasmusson was a reckless drug user and had a tendency to use too much.
A normal dose of methamphetamine is approximately a tenth of a gram, but it was reported that Rasmusson likely used at least a gram and a half the night before his death.
On Aug. 10, Rasmusson was found dead, locked in car parked in a driveway on Veitenheimer road. He had a syringe and other drug paraphernalia on his lap.
The final autopsy found that Rasmusson died as a result of methamphetamine and amphetamine overdose.
Tiffany is being held on $200,000 cash or bond with conditions.