Third person arrested in string of deadly teen fentanyl overdoses near Dallas


A 3rd individual— called a “bulk source” supplier of fentanyl– was detained in connection with a string of lethal overdoses in a Dallas suburban area, authorities stated Wednesday.

Jason Xavier Villanueva, 22, was the 3rd individual linked in overdoses that have actually been pestering Carrollton, simply north of Dallas, authorities stated.

Villanueva is “a bulk source and supplier of’M30′ tablets consisting of fentanyl,” according to a criminal problem.

” Villanueva is actively dispersing bulk quantities of fatal fentanyl tablets to juveniles and grownups within the Northern District of Texas,” Ingram included.

Luis Eduardo Navarrete and Magaly Mejia Cano were apprehended this month in connection with the overdoses, authorities stated.

Since Sept. 18, there have actually been 10 overdoses — 3 of them fatal– of trainees from R.L. Turner High School, Dewitt Perry Middle School and Dan F. Long Middle School, authorities stated.

The drugs were moved by 8 dealerships, all trainees at Turner High School who are 14 to 17 years of ages, according to the problem. The sales were made to victims 13 to 17 years of ages, authorities stated.

Sickened trainees who made it through assisted authorities discover Villanueva, a previous Turner trainee who utilized social networks to make his offers, authorities stated.

A lawyer for Villanueva did not right away respond to an ask for remark Wednesday.

David K. Li

David K. Li is a senior breaking news press reporter for NBC News Digital.

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