ORLANDO, FLORIDA - A news report posted on clickorlando.com states that an alleged drug dealer was arrested and charged with selling a man a fatal overdose of fentanyl. According to a press release from the Orlando Police Department, officers arrested a 29-year-old man in an undercover sting operation. According to the news release, the sting operation was initiated after family members discovered the body of a 30-year-old man.
Law enforcement officers stated that it took less than two weeks to identify the alleged drug dealer who sold the fentanyl drugs that caused the victim to overdose. Law enforcement officers set up the sting operation after contacting the alleged drug dealer. The dealer purportedly agreed to sell $200 worth of fentanyl, according to the media release.
The alleged drug dealer was arrested and was found in possession of a pistol, 12 bags of crystal methamphetamine, 12 bags of fentanyl, and three big bags of cocaine, police reported. Orlando Police officers reported that the suspect had been convicted of previous felony charges, including armed carjacking, aggravated assault with a weapon, and robbery with a firearm.
The suspect now faces criminal charges such as trafficking fentanyl, possession of cocaine with intent to sell, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of a two-way communication device. Law enforcement investigators stated that the suspect could face additional criminal charges pending the results of the investigation.
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