Orange County man charged in November opioid-related death, police say

Nathan Windham
Nathan Windham Hillsborough Police Department

Police in Hillsborough have arrested a man in connection with the death of an 18-year-old Hillsborough resident in November, authorities say.

Nathan Windham of Orange County was arrested Tuesday by Hillsborough police, according to a news release. He was charged with second-degree murder, selling/delivering heroin, a Schedule 1 controlled substance, and selling/delivering a counterfeit controlled substance, police say.

Investigators say Windham’s charges stem from a Nov. 13 incident where police were called to the Ardmore Cates Creek apartment complex. When officers arrived, they found an 18-year-old man in his apartment who died from an apparent opioid overdose, police say.

Hillsborough police used information from the N.C. Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and the dead man’s family in their investigation, the release says.

The investigation is ongoing, and police ask that anyone with information related to this case contact them at 919-296-9532.

Windham was being held in the Orange County jail under a $600,000 secured bond.

Authorities say the last homicide investigated by Hillsborough police was in 2008.

Joe Johnson is a reporter covering breaking stories for The News & Observer. He most recently covered towns in western Wake County and Chatham County. Before that, he covered high school sports for The Herald-Sun.