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Arrest made in teen overdose death, Prince William County Police say

A second teen died after taking similar pills less than 48 hours later. But the man arrested has not been connected to that teen's death.

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. — Police have arrested a 21-year-old man after a 14-year-old died from taking counterfeit Percocet laced with fentanyl. Latae’veion Naveiour Woods, 21, is charged with distributing narcotics. 

According to a release from the Prince William County Police Department, a 14-year-old boy died after taking a counterfeit Percocet on April 26. The Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) lab helped analyze the pill and confirmed the counterfeit Percocets contained fentanyl.

Less than 48 hours later, another teen, a 15-year-old, died after taking similar counterfeit pills. 

Investigators were joined by the DEA Washington Division and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to help identify a suspect they believed was operating in the Woodbridge community. 

On May 11, the police department, DEA Washington Division and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), searched a home on Palm Road and took Woods into custody. 

Officials say Woods allegedly sold the Fentanyl-laced pills to the 14-year-old. However, they say Woods is not connected to the death of the 15-year-old. The investigation into that death is ongoing. 

Woods has been arrested and is charged with the distribution of schedule I or II narcotics. 


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