Young woman died at Minneapolis homeless camp from meth, fentanyl OD

It's the second death at the camp linked to meth and fentanyl.
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A woman who died at the Hiawatha/Franklin homeless encampment in Minneapolis earlier this month overdosed on a mixture of methamphetamine and fentanyl.

Argentina Taylor, 23, died at the homeless camp on November 1, and her cause of death has been confirmed today by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office.

Her overdose death has been ruled accidental.

It's the second cause of death at the encampment that has been attributed to a meth/fentanyl overdose.

It comes after Pamela Rivera, 51, died after overdosing on the same combination of drugs while staying at the camp on Sept. 30.

The Hiawatha-Frankin camp sprang up over the summer and is now home to more than 200 people.

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The City of Minneapolis is in the process of creating a temporary location on Cedar Avenue ahead of the winter, which should provide better access to services and provide shelter through three FEMA-style trailers that will be erected at the site.

Drug abuse and drug-linked crime has been a major cause for concern at the site.

Earlier this week, FOX 9 reported that one of the main organizers at the encampment is under investigation for dealing heroin, though he denies any involvement with the drug.

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