Man charged with murder in connection to fentanyl overdose death

Man charged with murder in connection to fentanyl overdose death
Photo: Chad Hill

DESERT HOT SPRINGS – Murder charges were filed 08/11/2022 for a fatal drug-overdose case that began on August 12, 2021. One year ago, Officers were immediately dispatched to the 66000 block of Flora Avenue in the City of Desert Hot Springs when a female adult was found unresponsive. Sergeant Ryan Marcuse announced, “Upon officers’ arrival, it was determined a 32-year-old female was having a medical emergency from a possible fentanyl poisoning.”

Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 100 times stronger than morphine – can cause death or serious bodily harm. The victim was rapidly transported to a local area hospital, where she died from acute fentanyl toxicity.

The Special Investigations Bureau delved into the matter, whereby the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Overdose Death Investigations and Narcotics Unit (ODIN) took on the fentanyl-poisoning case in April 2022. Noel Roscoe was determined to be a victim of a Fentanyl Poisoning.

Further peering into the circumstances of the victim’s death ID’d Chad Hill (36) of Desert Hot Springs as the suspect responsible for selling the Fentanyl that killed Roscoe.

Charges were filed on August 11, 2022 against Hill for Murder. In addition, Hill is currently in custody on several narcotic sales-related offenses at the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility.

You are urged to provide any additional information about this ongoing investigation by contacting Investigator Hollingsworth at 951-955-1700. As a reminder, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department wants to remind citizens of the dangers of illicit narcotics – many of which may contain Fentanyl.

Man charged with murder in connection to fentanyl overdose death was last modified: August 15th, 2022 by admin
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