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Miami Man Faces Murder Charge After Fentanyl He Sold Caused Drug Overdose Death, Police Say

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Source: Monroe County Sheriff’s Office; UNSPLASH

Jul. 25 2023, Published 4:03 p.m. ET

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A Miami-Dade man is behind bars after another man overdosed on fentanyl in the Florida Keys, authorities said.

Trevell Marquise Beckford, 29, is accused of selling 33-year-old Manuel Comas the drugs that killed him, WTVJ reported.

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Beckford was taken into custody on July 24 and charged with multiple crimes, including murder, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.

The victim was found unresponsive on March 9 at a home in Marthon. He later died from what a medical examiner determined was a deadly mix of cocaine and fentanyl, according to sheriff’s office officials.

Beckford, officials said, was identified as the suspect who provided Comas with the drugs and launched an investigation that included controlled drug purchases.

He allegedly had a gram of fentanyl in his possession when he was arrested, according to authorities.

He was being held on a $900,000 bond.

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“I want to thank the men and women of the Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the State Attorney’s Office, and the Medical Examiner’s Office for their hard work on this case," Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay said in a statement provided to WTVJ. "To be clear: Those who sell drugs in the Florida Keys that result in someone’s death will face murder charges."

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