Man Arrested For Supplying Fentanyl That Led To Overdose of 17 Year Old

Man Arrested For Supplying Fentanyl That Led To Overdose of 17 Year Old
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“On November 10th, 2023, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a coroner’s case at Sutter Lakeside Hospital regarding the death of Illeanna Frease, a 17-year-old Native American female. During the initial coroner’s investigation, it was believed Illeanna died from an overdose.

An autopsy was conducted, and once toxicology reports were received in February 2024, it was determined that Illeanna had overdosed from a combination of fentanyl and alcohol. With the confirmation of the toxicology results, the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit initiated a criminal investigation to determine who provided the fentanyl to Illeanna.

Throughout the investigation, detectives interviewed witnesses, authored search warrants, and reviewed digital data from cell phones and social media. Based on the evidence, it was determined Joe Boggs Jr., age 27, of Lucerne, was responsible for providing the fentanyl to Illeanna, which ultimately led to her death.

The Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit held a briefing with the Lake County District Attorney’s Office, and it was determined Boggs Jr. would be prosecuted for the murder of Illeanna.

On June 13th, 2024, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Boggs Jr. On June 14th, 2024, Major Crimes Unit Detectives arrested Boggs Jr. in Lakeport for 187 PC- Second Degree Murder, 11351 H&S- Possession for Sales, 11352 H&S- Transportation of a Controlled Substance for Sale, and 11380 H&S- Furnishing a Controlled Substance to a Minor. Boggs Jr. was transported to the Lake County Jail, where he was booked into custody with a bail of $1,000,000.00.

Within the last few years, law enforcement agencies across California and the country have successfully investigated and prosecuted fentanyl homicide cases. Illeanna’s case is Lake County’s first arrest for a fentanyl homicide. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office will continue to combat the fentanyl crisis in Lake County and hold fentanyl dealers accountable. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office wants to extend its condolences to Illeanna’s family and friends.

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If anyone believes they have any information regarding this case, please contact the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit Tip Line at 707-262-4088 and either Sergeant Jeff Mora or Detective Michael Nakahara will contact you.

*Released with permission from Illeanna Frease’s family*”

Originally Published By Lake County Sheriff’s Office 


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