Charges dropped in Rochester man’s overdose death

(ABC 6 News) – Olmsted County Court has dropped its 3rd-degree murder charge against Jimmie Lee Campbell of St. Paul, based on insufficient evidence.

Campbell was accused of 3rd-degree murder–sell/give/distribute controlled substance after a Rochester man overdosed on counterfeit oxycodone and fentanyl in April of 2021.

According to documents filed July 27, the state concluded that it lacks evidence to prove his guilt beyond reasonable doubt.

According to court documents, the Rochester man traveled to St. Paul and allegedly purchased drugs from Campbell in the parking lot of a Super USA Tobacco and Food store.

According to court documents, Campbell admitted to meeting with the man in the parking lot, but denied selling him drugs at any point.

Campbell was arrested in St. Paul in July of 2021, and investigators found 29 bundles of suspected drugs and paraphernalia on his person.