Man charged in fentanyl overdose death
A Sarasota man is charged with manslaughter after deputies day he provided a man with a deadly dose of fentanyl.
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office charged Joseph Jones, 23, with manslaughter and sale of fentanyl.
The victim's body was found in the 3200 block of Bougainvillea St. in Sarasota on May 11, 2018.
Detectives say they recovered text messages on the victim's phone from Jones, indicating that Jones was supplying the victim with drugs.
The message revealed that Jones knew the potency of the drugs calling them "deadly".
Jones remains in custody at the Sarasota County Jail without bond.