Kris Anglin, 33, Richmond, was charged with second-degree manslaughter, trafficking in a controlled substance (carfentanil or fentanyl derivatives/first offense), first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (greater than or equal to two gms of methamphetamine/first offense), possession of marijuana and buying or possession of drug paraphernalia after he was arrested by Richmond police on Monday.
According to a citation, an officer was dispatched in reference to an unresponsive male who was cold to the touch.
Upon arrival, the officer found the victim deceased.
Officers determined through their investigation the victim suffered from drug addiction, and his death was not from natural causes.
Due to the death being unnatural, the officers contacted the criminal investigation division, and someone responded. That officer contacted the patrol officer, who advised they had located the victim's phone lying beside the victim's deceased body.
The officer later reviewed material from the phone and located several messages between two individuals and Anglin.
The messages began with an inquiry about purchasing drugs. There was also a photograph of a 20 dollar bill as proof of payment for any drug transaction.
During the interaction, one of the individuals said, "Kris is gonna bring it to you, is that straight?" Anglin later messaged the victim and notified them he was in the parking lot. The victim then notified Anglin he was coming out to meet him in the parking lot.
According to the citation, the victim later messaged and asked, "How much fetty is in this lol. Good looking out, man." To which the other individual said, "tenth," meaning a tenth of a gram of fentanyl. Earlier in the messages, the victim specifically requested half "food," meaning heroin or fentanyl, and half "clear," slang for methamphetamine.
After confirming the narcotics were delivered by Anglin, officers went to his address.
Upon arrival, officers spoke with Anglin who was sitting in the driver's seat of a rental car. Officers approached the vehicle and detained Anglin. Anglin consented to be searched. Officers found a large amount of suspected methamphetamine, a large amount of manicured U.S. currency, a small amount of marijuana, several scales, and suspected fentanyl in two separate baggies.
Anglin was transported to the Madison County Detention Center, and an officer questioned him further.
While speaking with Anglin, he said he was contacted by one of the individuals who asked him to deliver methamphetamine to the victim. He said he met the victim and delivered a folded piece of paper to the victim in exchange for $20. He told the officer he was under the impression he had been given methamphetamine and not heroin.
Other arrests include:
Tonya Spalding, 43, Richmond, public intoxication with a controlled substance (excludes alcohol), possession of marijuana, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), buying and or possession of drug paraphernalia.
Terrance Walker, 46, Richmond, possession of marijuana, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified).
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