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Gibraltar woman charged with giving nephew drugs that caused his death

Belinda Guzzi-Ford gave Kevin Bryant methadone, Xanax, prosecutors say

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DETROIT – A 52-year-old Gibraltar woman is charged with giving her nephew a mixture of drugs that ultimately led to his death in December.

The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office said Belinda Guzzi-Ford gave 32-year-old Kevin Bryant methadone and alprazolam -- also known as Xanax -- on Dec. 10, 2015. Bryant's wife found him unresponsive in their Rockwood home in the next day. Paramedics tried to revive him, but he was pronounced dead.

The Wayne County Medical Examiner said Bryant died from a methadone and alprazolam intoxication.

Guzzi-Ford is charged with delivery of methadone causing death, delivery of methadone (in the alternative) and delivery of a Schedule IV substance added by rule, alprazolam.

She's scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday.