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Colfax man charged in drug-related death

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A 42-year-old Colfax man is charged with drug-induced homicide in the death of a Bloomington woman.

Jason Tolan faces felony charges of drug-related homicide, delivery of a controlled substance containing fentanyl, and delivery of methamphetamine.

According to charges, Tolan was involved in the drug-related death of Brooke Bartnik-Bargery, 39, of Bloomington. She died April 16 in Bloomington.

Tolan is jailed in lieu of $500,000 bond. He is scheduled for a March 10 arraignment in McLean County court.

Edith began her career as a reporter with The DeWitt County Observer, a weekly newspaper in Clinton. From 2007 to June 2019, Edith covered crime and legal issues for The Pantagraph, a daily newspaper in Bloomington, Illinois. She previously worked as a correspondent for The Pantagraph covering courts and local government issues in central Illinois.