The suspect was charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance.
DALLAS—A Carrollton drug dealer accused of using the arrest of two fentanyl traffickers to promote fentanyl to minors has been charged with federal drug crimes.
A federal attorney for the Northern District of Texas said the suspect, 20-year-old Donovan Jude Andrews, was arrested in Carrollton on Wednesday and charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance.
In an Instagram post, Andrews said, according to court documents. Two traffickers arrestedLuis Navarrete and Magaly Cano, early February 2023.
Using the Instagram handle “deegetbandz_3x,” Andrews wrote that two dealers had “got all the attention” from police, selling M/30, fentanyl and pills for $10 each. said.
He later shared an Instagram post about the overdose deaths of three minors tied to two dealers, adding the caption, “Fuxk em come get em.”
Shortly thereafter, police told law enforcement that a 14-year-old girl, apparently suffering from a fentanyl overdose, had purchased five M/30 tablets from Andrews. It showed delivery. Footage snapshots were included in the criminal complaint.
Police later admitted that they had witnessed him trading barehanded on the street, and an 18-year-old high school student had bought the pills from Andrews.
According to the criminal complaint, a search warrant was executed at Andrews’ residence on February 28, but he was not there.
That same day, according to the complaint, police found a Toyota Camry previously seen outside Andrews’ home, driven by a 17-year-old boy carrying Andrews.
Police continued to monitor the Camry, and on March 1, Carrollton police stopped the vehicle. A search of the car’s probable cause found that a 17-year-old boy had his M/30 pills in the driver’s side door, and Andrews found a counterfeit M/30 pill in his right sock. I found that there was a plastic bag inside. Both were arrested, and field tests for the pill soon after showed presumably positive for fentanyl.
The 17-year-old boy was questioned and told police he would drive Andrews in exchange for one to two M/30 tablets a day, the complaint states. He also told police that Andrews’ Instagram handle for him is “deegetbandz_3x.”
Andrews later admitted to using his Instagram account to sell the pills and said he delivered them to two girls, police said.
“Most of us recoiled in fear when we heard that nine Carrollton children suffered 10 fentanyl overdoses in just six months. As a marketing opportunity, he allegedly knew full well that fentanyl was killing our children, so he tried to turn survivors into customers. The Justice Department works tirelessly to investigate and prosecute fentanyl traffickers, but arresting one dealer inevitably causes another to take his place. We need community help to educate our children.One pill, or even half or a quarter of a pill, can kill a person.”
Andrews could spend up to 20 years in federal prison if convicted.
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