3 Men Charged With Drug Trafficking After Fentanyl Linked to Fatal Oregon Overdose
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) A U.S. magistrate judge on Friday ordered three men detained on drug trafficking charges accusing them of supplying illicit fentanyl linked to a fatal overdose in Oregon, prosecutors said.
A federal complaint charges Manuel Velasquez-Estrejo, 38, Jorge Rivera-Nunez, 27, and Dennis Palma-Hurbina, 23, with conspiring to possess and possessing with intent to distribute fentanyl. According to the U.S. attorney's office in Oregon, the men are Honduran nationals.
Their attorneys didn't immediately respond to an email seeking comment.
On Wednesday, a sheriff's deputy from the Washington Interagency Narcotics Team responded to the scene of the fatal overdose in Portland.