Local resident arrested in connection to overdose death

Stephen Martin, Staff Reporter

A 19-year-old Ellensburg resident was arrested in Hawaii on Tuesday in connection with the overdose death of Sage Francois.

According to a post on the Ellensburg Police Department’s Facebook page, the suspect fled to Hawaii to avoid charges of “Delivery of a Controlled Substance and Controlled Substance Homicide.”

Ellensburg detectives obtained an arrest warrant on Sep.14, and conducted the arrest in conjunction with the Yakima Federal Violent Crimes Task Force and the Honolulu Police Department.

The suspect, whose name has not been released, is currently awaiting extradition back to Ellensburg.