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Man charged with murder in fentanyl overdose death of Las Vegas 16-year-old

Dealer instructed police he provided lady overdose antidote, they are saying

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A person faces a murder cost in connection with the overdose death of a 16-year-old Las Vegas lady, court docket paperwork mentioned.

Roy Elkhoury, 27, is accused of offering a fentanyl tablet that killed {the teenager} in March. The teenager, whose identify is redacted in the paperwork, was discovered deceased inside a good friend’s residence on March 5. Autopsy outcomes confirmed the lady had fentanyl in her system on the time of her death, Las Vegas Metro police mentioned.

Drug cartels are manufacturing illicit fentanyl, a robust artificial opioid that’s 50-to-100 occasions stronger than morphine, and mixing it with different medicine. Just a couple of grains are lethal.

Elkhoury instructed police he acquired his capsules from a Mexican seller, paperwork mentioned.

Investigators decided {the teenager} and her good friend had taken capsules, which they believed to be Xanax and Percocet earlier than the overdose, police mentioned. Metro’s lab examined the capsules, discovering them laced with over-the-counter ache treatment and fentanyl.

“The victim’s phone showed her having ordered narcotics from the suspect’s phones multiple times,” police wrote in court docket paperwork.

FILE – This undated file photograph supplied by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Utah and launched as proof at a trial reveals fentanyl-laced faux oxycodone capsules collected throughout an investigation. (U.S. Attorneys Office for Utah through AP, File)

Police took Elkhoury into custody on May 28. Police mentioned a search of his house discovered “numerous amounts of narcotics” and a handgun with no serial quantity.

When talking to investigators, Elkhoury mentioned he “knowingly provided [the teenager] with a fentanyl pill” and “asked her if she had Narcan,” investigators mentioned.

Elkhoury faces expenses of second-degree murder and the sale of a managed substance.

Judge Daniel Westmeyer set bail at $100,000. Elkhoury remained on the Clark County Detention Center as of Thursday. A reserving photograph for Elkhoury was unavailable as of Thursday.

Over the previous a number of years, Metro police and the Clark County District Attorney’s Office have charged sellers, suspected of offering deadly doses of medicine, with second-degree murder.

(File photograph of a fentanyl tablet proven in this text.)

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