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Indictment in fentanyl overdose sends message to drug dealers

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Alex King was one of hundreds of Americans who died of a fentanyl overdose in 2020, but in an effort to send the message King’s should be the last such death in Columbia County, the man who allegedly sold the drug to King has been indicted on a charge of felony murder.

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  1. Makes for a one time good headline, but reveals a clear lack of familiarness with the culture & mentality that has made fentanyl today’s #1 cause of death in young people whose one time expectancy for a peaceful enriched future life has been turned into the daily thoughts of flirtation with death and escape from a world possessed with violence & discord.
    The flirtation with death is actually a large part of what the user is expecting to hazard with their purchase.
    May not be the case here, but the number of users that eventually decide to make fentanyl the vehicle for their final escape from the world cannot be overestimated.
    Suicide also being right up at the top of the list of causes for deaths in that demographic as well.
    For the dealers part more often than not the death of a customer is not shied away from at all, and is actually a point of promotion and marketing to other customers concerning the superior potency of their product.

  2. Honestly this is just a show..do you really think a prosecutor is going to out the overdose victim in the stand for a defense attorney to cross examine? Can you imagine how many friends of the young man who didn’t survive are going to be marched into the courtroom and have to testify about things the family isn’t going to want to hear? This case will either get pled down, wayyyyyy down or result in an acquittal. I bet there are several defense attorneys chomping at the bit to get this case. It does look good for CC’s new DA to look like he will be tough on drug sales though..I hope I’m wrong but I just don’t see this going to a jury…sad for the family of the victim tho..they will have to watch their loved one and his friends get trashed in the courtroom…no winners here..

  3. If you take illegal drugs expect to die! If you sale illegal drugs you should also expect to die at the hands of the law. If you disagree maybee you should move to another “country” like California or Colorado.

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