A woman is accused of dealing fentanyl that led to an overdose death, and now she and another man face a host of drug-related charges.
The Union County Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina started to investigate the death of 20-year-old Rachel Bjelde in December 2021. She died from a fentanyl overdose, according to the sheriff’s office.
Fentanyl is a powerful opioid that is often mixed with other drugs to enhance the effects, but a small amount can be deadly.
Investigators identified Misty J. Davis as the alleged drug dealer who sold to the victim, according to the sheriff’s office.
This week, deputies stopped a vehicle where Davis was inside along with Kaylan N. Knight. Deputies found fentanyl and methamphetamine inside the vehicle, according to the sheriff’s office. The two were arrested and charged with felony trafficking in opium and felony possession of drugs count.
At the jail, officers also charged Davis with felony death by distribution and other counts related to Bjelde’s death, according to the sheriff’s office.
Davis is being held in jail on $1 million bond, while Knight is being held on $200,000 bail.