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Affidavit: Man faces involuntary manslaughter charge for selling fentanyl, causing fatal overdose

Jeremy M. Payne held on $520K bond
Posted at 12:49 PM, May 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-17 12:49:24-04

CINCINNATI -- A Hamilton County man is accused of selling fentanyl that caused a man to overdose and die, according to court documents.

Jeremy M. Payne, 41, faces charges of involuntary manslaughter and trafficking in drugs, court documents say.

Payne sold drugs to a man on March 2, causing him to overdose and die, according to an affidavit. The Hamilton County Coroner’s Office determined the drug was fentanyl.

Payne also sold fentanyl twice to confidential sources working with the Hamilton County Heroin Task Force, court documents say.

On March 26, Payne sold a drug that was determined to be a fentanyl/heroin mixture by the Hamilton County Coroner’s Office. Payne sold fentanyl to another confidential source on April 2, an affidavit says.

Payne is being held on a $520,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear for grand jury report on May 28.