Suspected heroin dealer charged in drug overdose death at Tuscaloosa apartment complex

Two men died of heroin overdoses at The Woodlands of Tuscaloosa apartment complex in 2013. (

A Birmingham man who surrendered to authorities Tuesday to face drug distribution charges has been charged in a drug overdose death at a Tuscaloosa apartment complex, U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance announced today.Harold Donnell Mims, 31, is facing heroin distribution charges, one of which caused the death of a 28-year-old man at The Woodlands Apartments in Tuscaloosa on Feb. 21.A second Birmingham man -- 34-year-old Terrance Deshawn Johnson -- also surrendered Tuesday to face heroin distribution charges. The arrests of Johnson and Mims brought the total number of suspects charged in a months-long drug task force operation to 42. Authorities continue to search for seven more defendants, one of whom is charged with selling heroin that caused the death of 20-year-old Baker Mims, who died of an overdose at the aforementioned apartment complex in March. Mims was a graduate of Vestavia Hills High School in Birmingham and was a student at the University of Alabama.

Baker Mims (Facebook)

The multi-agency heroin initiative was launched in 2012 in an effort to reduce the supply of the drug in the North District of Alabama.