B.H. : “Three Suspects Indicted in 4-Year-Old’s Fentanyl Overdose Death in Lexington”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Three individuals have been indicted by the Lexington Police Department in connection with the tragic death of a 4-year-old due to a fentanyl overdose. The suspects, Anderson George, 32, Briana Turpin, 26, and Raven Houston, 18, are facing charges of second-degree manslaughter, trafficking fentanyl, and two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, as stated in court documents. Additionally, George and Turpin have been indicted for tampering with physical evidence.

The indictment against the three suspects alleges that they “wantonly caused the death of B.H. as a result from unlawful distribution for remuneration of a schedule I or II controlled substance, and the controlled substance was the proximate cause of death.” This tragic incident occurred on February 26 when the child passed away at a local hospital. During the investigation, George, Turpin, and Houston were identified as suspects, and evidence of drug trafficking was discovered at a residence on Bracktown Road.

All three suspects were apprehended by the police on Tuesday. George was stopped for a traffic violation on I-75 early in the morning at the request of a detective, according to his arrest citation. Detectives conducted a search of George’s vehicle due to the smell of marijuana and discovered approximately 100 grams of suspected fentanyl in the air filter box of the engine compartment. They also found around 500 grams of cutting agents known to be paraphernalia. As a result of the traffic stop, George, who hails from Detroit, faces additional charges of trafficking fentanyl, buying or possessing drug paraphernalia, and importing fentanyl, as per court records. Currently, he is being held at the Fayette County Detention Center on a $25,000 bond for the fentanyl trafficking charge and a $17,500 bond for the manslaughter charge.

Turpin and Houston were arrested in Boyle County and are awaiting extradition to Fayette County. Their arraignment in Fayette Circuit Court is scheduled for December 15, according to court records.

This tragic incident highlights the dangers and consequences associated with the illicit distribution and use of opioids. It also underscores the ongoing efforts of law enforcement agencies to combat drug trafficking and protect communities from the devastating impact of such substances.

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