Two Arizona teenagers have been arrested for selling fentanyl-laced candies to a young girl.
Aaron Lundsford Schmit and Chris Munsey from Prescott were both arrested after a 14-year-old girl died from an overdose on October 20.
Police said that the girl passed away only one day after the sellers advertised THC candy ropes and blue oval pills on social media.
The 14-year-old girl was found dead in a Prescott home after police officers and detectives responded to reports of an overdose.
Prescott Valley Police Officers notified the Partners Against Narcotics Trafficking (PANT) task force and investigators arrived to identify those who gave the counterfeit pills containing fentanyl to the victim.
Schmit was arrested first and Munsey a few days later. The teen was driving a gold Mercedes and had $250 cash from sales, marijuana, and THC rope candy with him when he was taken into custody.
Police also found some ‘bindle bags’ and a marijuana pipe that the teens were allegedly using to pack the drugs.
Yavapai County Juvenile Probation officers were very helpful in assisting detectives on the efforts, according to YCSO.
A few days after the overdose, officers found an apartment where Schmit and other juveniles were connected to and cops said drug paraphernalia was within reach of children ages 4, 5, and 11, who were present at the time of the investigation.
Another teenage girl was also arrested but her name has not been released because she is underage.
Anyone with information involving the suspects or others who may be involved in drug sales connected to overdose deaths are urged to contact Yavapai Silent Witness at 800-932-3232.
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