Alleged Drug Dealer Charged In Fentanyl Overdose Death

TAUNTON (CBS) – An alleged drug dealer has been arrested in connection with an overdose death in the town of Berkley earlier this year.

The Bristol County District Attorney says 22-year-old Scott Reynolds of Taunton is charged with manslaughter, distribution of Fentanyl and possession of heroin in the death of 25-year-old Marc Esperanca.

Esperanca’s mother found him unresponsive in their Berkley home on April 5. He died later that day at Morton Hospital. An autopsy revealed Esperanca died of a Fentanyl overdose.

Esperanca’s phone was located by his mother and examined by State Police. The phone then led police to Reynolds who was allegedly selling heroin out of a Norton home.

Authorities say Reynolds warned Esperanca about the drugs he was about to buy, sending a text message that read: “on a serious note brother please be careful for real this is the best sh** I have had yet so don’t do to much at once for real man.”

Reynolds will be arraigned in Fall River Superior Court Friday morning.


One Comment

  1. Chris Christie's Belt says:

    The makers of Fentanyl donated 1 million to fund anti marijuana advertisements. The drug that kills people is legal because it makes drug companies rich and they can lobby lawmakers to keep nearly harmless marijuana illegal.

  2. mstarvin says:

    If the police and courts don’t start cracking down on these poison pushers we will lose a large portion of a young generation. They should be getting some serious jail time not a slap on the wrist and “forced” to attend NA meetings…where they just find people to sell their poison to.

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