Alleged heroin dealer faces possible murder charges in Faribault overdose death
(Faribault, MN) – A 27-year-old Faribault man could face murder charges after he allegedly sold heroin laced with fentanyl to a victim who overdosed and died.
The Faribault Police Department identified Anthoney Michael Fugalli as the dealer who provided the drug to a 38-year-old man who died.
Officers responded to a call of an unresponsive man Tuesday, June 19 around noon. Assisted by rescue crews, they tried to revive the man using CPR and Narcan, but attempts were unsuccessful.
The Cannon River Drug and Violent Offenders Task Force located Fugalli by searching possible connections to local heroin distributors. He was arrested on charges of 1st degree drug sales at 10 p.m., just 10 hours after the victim’s death. Fugalli confessed to selling heroin and told investigators he’d warned the victim that the drug might contain fentanyl.
The Cannon River Drug and Violent Offenders Task Force and Rice County Attorney’s office are working to build a possible homicide case with multiple felony drug charges against Fugalli.
“Removing Fugalli from the community was truly great work,” says Faribault Police Chief Andy Bohlen.
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