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3 Charged for Fentanyl Death and Injury in Western KY

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A grand jury handed down indictments

Three people face federal charges for a fentanyl death and a non-fatal fentanyl overdose in the Henderson area. WNIN's John Gibson reports:

A grand jury in Bowling Green returned two indictments charging two men and one woman with distributing fentanyl and other substances.

25-year-old Destinee Vargason and 21-year-old Seth Stout, both of Morganfield, allegedly conspired to distribute fentanyl and Xanex between July and October 2021.

The indictment alleges the substances resulted in the death of a victim, identified only in a news release as “T.F.”

A separate indictment alleges 30-year-old Coriyahvon Lamont Outlaw of Evansville distributed fentanyl in December that resulted in the serious bodily injury of another victim, “J.F.”

The Department of Justice says if convicted as charged, each of the defendants would face a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years and a maximum of life in prison.

Fentanyl is a dangerous synthetic opioid similar to morphine but 50 to 100 times more potent.