Photo: recovered loot
Originally published as a Vacaville Police Department Facebook post –
“In the month of April, Vacaville officers responded to a residence for a possible drug overdose. Vacaville officers and firefighters attempted life-saving measures. Unfortunately, these efforts were unsuccessful and the 20 year-old victim passed away.
As officers were helping the family grieve for their loss, our Vacaville Police Department’s VICE unit responded and immediately started an investigation. The Vacaville Police VICE unit specializes in investigating human trafficking and major narcotics-related crimes.
In less than 48 hours, the VICE unit was able to determine the victim’s death was in fact caused by an opiate overdose. In their investigation, VICE determined the victim had purchased the illegal substance from 20 year-old Jordan Smith out of Suisun.
A search warrant was written and served at Jordan’s house. During the search of the residence, detectives located over $54,000 in cash, a loaded firearm, cocaine and blue Percocet pills commonly referred to on the street as “M30’s.” These pills are known for the high chance of addiction.
Illegal substance dealers have developed a way to make counterfeit “M30” pills. These counterfeit pills often contain fentanyl, a powerful opioid which can be fatal. At this point, it is unknown if the victim had consumed fentanyl or legitimate oxycodone as the investigation is ongoing.
Jordan was transported and booked into Solano County Jail for a variety of narcotics and firearm-related charges.
The Vacaville Police Department is aware of the significant impact that drug addiction can have on users, their families and society as a whole. We encourage any individuals in need of assistance with narcotics addiction to seek out help.”