EAST PALO ALTO (CBS SF) — An East Palo Alto man is facing felony charges in connection with a deadly fentanyl overdose last fall.
25-year-old Jon Oxenford was arrested Wednesday. Police allegedly found narcotics and evidence of drug sales in his East Palo Alto home on the 1900 block of Cooley Avenue.READ MORE: Passenger Killed In Crash On Highway 680 In Milpitas; Driver Arrested For DUI
Police said the arrest came after an investigation into a young woman’s death from a fentanyl overdose in San Carlos back in September.READ MORE: Optimism Soaring In San Francisco Bay Area As COVID Pandemic Woes And Worries Ease
Authorities said Oxenford gave her the deadly drug.
“This is a very serious issue that we are facing here in San Mateo County,” said Rosemerry Blankswade with the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Department. “We are facing an increasing number of fentanyl related overdoses and – unfortunately, in this case — this woman’s death. In this situation, nobody called. Nobody knew and it was just too late.”MORE NEWS: 'This Is Not Just Any Usual Recovery': Economist Explains Rash Of Price Hikes, Product Shortages
Oxenford was booked into the San Mateo County Jail and is being held on a $122,000 bond for possession of methamphetamine, inflicting great bodily injury and narcotics sales.