Hollister PD arrests primary suspect in fentanyl overdose death investigation
PHOTO: Daniel Cadena (Hollister PD)
HOLLISTER // Police have identified and arrested a primary suspect in connection to a fentanyl overdose death that occurred in mid-December of last year.
Hollister PD had responded to a report of an overdose death and began an investigation, which revealed that the victim had ingested several narcotics and other controlled substances. One of them, a counterfeit pharmaceutical medication, is commonly abused as a recreational drug and contains fentanyl, a highly powerful and potentially deadly opioid frequently used in pain medication.
Subsequent investigation eventually led police to the identity of 18-year-old Daniel Ray Cadena, who is alleged to have provided the victim with the drugs which later killed him.
On February 9th, Hollister PD officers and Unified Narcotics Enforcement Team officials arrested Cadena during the execution of a search warrant. He has been booked into the San Benito County Jail on charges of involuntary manslaughter and furnishing/sales of narcotics and controlled substances.