Brookville man charged with friend’s fatal overdose

Mugshot of Brian Hawk. (Courtesy: Montgomery County Jail)

BROOKVILLE, Ohio (WDTN) – A Brookville man is charged with the overdose death of a friend.

A Montgomery County grand jury indicted Brian Hawk, 26, on Monday.

He is charged with involuntary manslaughter as a result of corrupting another with drugs. He is also charged with the death as a result of drug trafficking.

Prosecutors say Hawk provided the heroin that killed Jeffrey Clark, 44, of Brookville. Friends of Clark called 911 on May 31, 2014 to report that Clark was unresponsive. Prosecutors say Hawk failed to seek medical assistance before the other friends called for help. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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