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Motel overdose death leads to arrest of Fentanyl dealer in Frederick County

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Posted at 10:46 AM, Jan 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-17 10:46:13-05

FREDERICK, Md. — An overdose death at a motel in Frederick County sparked an investigation that ended with the arrest of an alleged Fentanyl dealer, Frederick County Sheriffs said.

Anthony Dale Davidson, a 36-year-old Frederick man, was arrested Tuesday and charged with distribution of Fentanyl, possession with intent to distribute Fentanyl, possession with intent to distribute Fentanyl mix, and possession of Fentanyl.

Sheriffs began an investigation after responding to a fatal overdose at a motel in September of 2018. As investigators looked into the incident, autopsy results ruled the cause of death a result of Fentanyl and alcohol intoxication.

Detectives from the Investigation Section of the sheriff’s office identified Davidson as a suspect who sold the overdose victim Fentanyl. Through investigative techniques, interviews, and consultation with sheriffs, an indictment was issued for Davidson.

The investigation was part of the sheriff’s office’s efforts to combat illegal possession and distribution of narcotics in the county. Anyone with information or tips about such illicit trade can contact their Narcotics Investigation Section at 301-600-7180 or the anonymous tip line at 301-600-1318.