Oklahoma Man Who Reported Fentanyl Overdose To Authorities Now Accused Of Murder

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Apr. 24 2023, Published 3:45 p.m. ET

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An Oklahoma man is held on murder charges after another man died while they both reportedly used fentanyl.

Police say they found Christopher Drake, 47, in a parking lot northwest of downtown Oklahoma City the evening of April 22. He was not responsive and died later at a hospital.

Authorities arrested Joshua Askins, 42, who reportedly called 911 to report Drake's apparent overdose. Police told KOKH-TV that Askins admitted he bought the deadly drug.

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Askins was held April 24 on a first-degree murder charge.

His arrest made at least three murder charges involving fentanyl in Oklahoma City in a four-day span.


KFOR-TV reported Wednesday that Kristopher Hauser was charged with murdering a woman with the drug in a home last October.

Then Justin Lastra was captured April 20 for what police described as a group fentanyl sale in April 2022. It ended with a woman dead.


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