Prescription Overdose Lands Midland Man Behind Bars

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - A prescription overdose landed a Midland man behind bars.

50-year-old Charles Deatherage was sentenced to 15 years in prison for the death of 22-year-old Jaret Bush.

In May of 2011, Bush's family found him dead in his bed. Turns out, he died from the prescription drug, oxycodone.

In December, Deatherage admitted that he had given Bush the painkiller and that he's responsible for the death.

After Deatherage serves his time, he will be placed under supervised release for the next 15 years.