Arrest made in death of Leslie Ellyn Peterson

Morrison County Sheriff Michel Wetzel said his office has arrested 44-year-old Warren John Okerman of Little Falls, in connection with the death of 41-year-old Leslie Ellyn Peterson on June 2, in Little Falls Township.

Wetzel said the Ramsey County Medical Examiner ruled that Peterson had died of a methamphetamine overdose. On July 9, a Morrison County Investigator interviewed Okerman, who confessed to providing Peterson methamphetamine the evening she died.

Okerman is being held in the Morrison County Jail and the case has been referred to the Morrison County Attorney for formal charges.

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