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Drug dealer arrested and indicted for a Fentanyl overdose



COLUMBIA COUNTY, GA–  A drug dealer from Grovetown is arrested and indicted on a charge of felony murder by a grand jury for the death of 28-year-old Alex King from Martinez, who overdosed with Fentanyl.

Collin James Magill,30, was arrested Friday, Feb.4, for providing drugs to 28-year-old Alex King from Martinez, who died on July 19, 2020.

Authorities say the indictment was issued by the Columbia County Grand Jury and announced by District Attorney Bobby L. Christine and Sheriff Clay N. Whittle.

“Drug pushers have a devastating impact on our community and its citizens,” said District Attorney Christine.
“Your District Attorney’s Office will apply maximum effort in prosecuting those who distribute illicit poison. We pray to prevent future tragedies by assisting law enforcement in driving dealers from our midst.”

“The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office works relentlessly on these cases to help bring closure to the victim’s
family,” said Sheriff Whittle. “Let this to be a message to all drug dealers: If you are selling Fentanyl, and it causes death, and we can prove you are the drug dealer who sold it, we will come after you for murder.”

With indictment, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

A felony murder charge carries a sentence of life imprisonment.