California Man Suspected Of Selling Woman Fentanyl-Laced Counterfeit Pill Charged With Murder, Officials Say

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Source: El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office; UNSPLASH

Jan. 26 2023, Published 3:05 p.m. ET

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A suspect in California is behind bars in connection with the death of a woman who authorities said ingested a counterfeit pill she believed was authentic.

According to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office, in May 2022, the suspect, identified in jail records as 22-year-old Kamaal Babatunde Agboola Yusuf, allegedly sold the woman the pill, which, in reality, “contained a lethal amount of fentanyl and the victim died as a result.”

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A Western El Dorado Narcotics Enforcement Team investigation into the woman’s death in Shingle Springs led to Yusuf’s recent arrest at his parents’ Elk Grove home. He was being held at the El Dorado County jail on suspicion of second-degree murder as well as distribution of a controlled substance to minors.

“Fentanyl is an extremely dangerous drug that has been the cause of multiple local overdose deaths,” the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office said, noting that “furnishing fentanyl can result in murder charges in the event of a death.”


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