An East Palo Alto suspected drug dealer was arrested after a young woman died in San Carlos of an apparent fentanyl overdose, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.
Jon Oxenford was taken into custody Thursday at his East Palo Alto apartment on suspicion of selling fentanyl to the woman, knowingly causing great bodily injury and being in possession of meth, the sheriff’s office said.
All personnel of the Sheriff’s Office were recently equipped with Narcan to reverse the effects of an opiate overdose. In this case, however, deputies were called “long after this tragic incident occurred,” sheriff’s officials said.
The sheriff’s office warned the public against using the illegal and dangerous drug, saying it has seen an increase in fentanyl related overdoses throughout the county.
Photo Courtesy of the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.