Second Mt. Vernon, IL woman charged with drug induced homicide

Zia Flowers (Source: Mt. Vernon, IL PD)
Zia Flowers (Source: Mt. Vernon, IL PD)
Stephanie Garcia (Source: Mount Vernon Police Department)
Stephanie Garcia (Source: Mount Vernon Police Department)

MOUNT VERNON, IL (KFVS) - A second woman now faces a charge of drug-induced homicide in connection with the death of a 40-year-old woman.

Stephanie Garcia, 22, was arrested on Nov. 27, according to a release from the Mount Vernon Police Department.

Zia Flowers, 25, was arrested on the same charge on Nov. 17.

This comes after an investigation into the Nov. 12 death of Lavelta Washington, 40. Washington was found dead in the 600 block of South 24th Street.

Flowers' bond was set at $200,000. Bond for Garcia has not been set.

Police said the investigation continues.

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