Florida man dies from fentanyl overdose, suspected drug deal now charged with murder

man dies from fentanyl overdose man who provided drugs to him charged with murder
Source: Broward County Sheriff's Office, Mega

Sep. 20 2021, Published 12:55 p.m. ET

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A Florida man died from a drug overdose nearly two years ago, and now police say the 22-year-old suspected drug dealer who provided the fentanyl has been charged with murder.

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Around 8:15 a.m. on Dec. 26, 2019, police said the victim, whose identity has not been released, was found dead inside a car.

According to authorities, the victim died of a fentanyl overdose.

Fentanyl is an opioid that can be added to other drugs to enhance the effects, but a small amount can be deadly.

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After an investigation, police said Jordan Vallagi, 22, was the person who provided the fentanyl to the victim. Vallagi was arrested on Sept. 15 and is being held at the Broward County Main Jail, Local 10 reported.

Vallagi faces charges of murder resulting from the distribution of a controlled substance, possession of fentanyl, possession of heroin, possession of cannabis with the intent to sell, possession of tetrahydrocannabinois and possession of drug paraphernalia, officials said.

He was scheduled for a court appearance on Sept. 16, but refused to show up, according to the report. Despite not being there, the judge still ordered him to remain in jail with no bond.

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