Above: Elias Soliz arrest photo
(Courtesy of Madera PD)
Originally published by the City of Madera Police Department:
In early August, the Madera Police Department responded to a residence in the City of Madera where a 24-year-old male was found deceased from a suspected overdose. An autopsy report determined that the victim’s death was caused by a fentanyl overdose. Detectives with the Madera Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) collected substantial evidence that Elias Solis provided the fentanyl to the victim shortly before his death. With the assistance from the DEA FORT Team (Fentanyl Overdose Response Team), Madera County Sheriff’s Office, Madera County District Attorney’s Office and the US Attorney’s Office a federal arrest warrant was issued for Elias Soliz. On 11/2/23, members from Madera SIU and the DEA arrested Elias Soliz for his warrant and he was booked into the Fresno County Jail for distribution of fentanyl. We would like to thank our allied agencies for their assistance in this investigation and hope that this brings a level of closure to the victim’s family. If you have information regarding anyone distributing or supplying fentanyl or other illegal substances in our community, please notify our tip line at (559) 675-4242 or Valley Crime Stoppers at 498-STOP. In addition, If you or anyone you know are suffering from opioid addiction you can call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Hotline at 1-800-662-4357.