14-year-old dies of an fentanyl overdose, an 18-year-old now accused of manslaughter

Source: MEGA; San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office

Feb. 25 2022, Published 2:23 p.m. ET

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An 18-year-old woman has been charged with manslaughter after a teen died from a drug overdose, prosecutors said.

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On Feb. 24, the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office announced charges against Cecilia Rose Silva, 18. She was charged with voluntary manslaughter, child abuse and endangerment and the transport and sale of narcotics or controlled substances.

She was arrested in connection to the death of a 14-year-old in Lodi, California.

On Feb. 19, Lodi police responded to the unresponsive teen, who possibly overdosed.

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The victim was taken to the hospital, where she died a few days later, according to Lodi police. The victim’s name has not been released.


Police say Silva provided fentanyl that led to the overdose death. Fentanyl is an opioid that is often mixed with other drugs to enhance the effects. But a small amount can be deadly.

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Silva is being held in jail, and her bail was set at $1 million.

Source: MEGA; San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office

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