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Randolph County man pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter for 2022 overdose death

Dustin Pool
Missouri Department of Corrections
Dustin Pool


A Cairo man on Thursday pleaded guilty to second-degree involuntary manslaughter and was sentenced to four years in the Missouri Department of Corrections in relation to a 2022 overdose death.

Dustin Pool, 42, was initially charged with second-degree murder for allegedly supplying fentanyl to someone who eventually died from an overdose. A change of venue was granted in July 2022 from Randolph County to Audrain County. Pool was sentenced at the Audrain County Courthouse. He was credited with 396 days served.

According to previous reporting, Pool allegedly told the victim in during an exchange of written messages that the drugs were "killers.. so be careful.”

Pool also pleaded guilty last week to delivery of a controlled substance and keeping or maintaining a public nuisance. He was sentenced to four years in the DOC. He was denied probation in that case. Pool's sentence for the manslaughter charge will run consecutive to his sentence from last week. But it will run concurrently with all other charges, according to Casenet.

He also pleaded guilty on April 4 for delivery of a controlled substance at a correctional center. He was sentenced to four years in the DOC for that charge.

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