The Atlanta Journal Constitution is reporting that the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man and a woman in connection with the fentanyl pill deaths of two different men. Amanda Chambers faces involuntary manslaughter and fentanyl drug charges in the case, and Kevin Kennedy is facing a reckless conduct charge in the deaths of Dennis Wade and Jeffrey Scott Callahan.
According to WSB-TV in Atlanta, three people died as a result of taking the counterfeit pills, and several more have overdosed. Sheriff Darrell Dix told WSB-TV that all three deaths were caused by people combining methamphetamine and heroin with what they thought were prescription pills. Instead those pills actually contained fentanyl, but were pressed to look like genuine painkillers.
Sheriff Dix also told WSB-TV that he believes the Ghost Faced Gangsters, a notorious white supremacist gang, is responsible for selling the counterfeit pills.