A 23-year old Friday Harbor man was arrested in Anacortes on August 19 on an investigative hold for Controlled Substances Homicide. This Class B felony pertains to cases where a person unlawfully delivers a controlled substance that is subsequently used by the person to whom it is delivered, resulting in the death of the user. (RCW 69.50.415).
Logan Eby appeared in Skagit Island Superior Court on Tuesday, August 20 where Judge Needy set bail at $150,000.
According to the Anacortes Police press release posted on Anacortes Now, on February 4, 2019 a man called police after discovering that his friend uncharacteristically did not show up for work. The caller had gone to his friend's home and found him unresponsive. An Anacortes Police Dept Detective was called to the scene after a patrol officer recently trained in controlled substance homicide investigations recognized the need for thorough processing of the scene, including suspected fentanyl pills located in the residence.
Counterfeit pills manufactured in clandestine labs are very difficult to distinguish from pharmaceutical grade pills and often contain the deadly synthetic opioid known as fentanyl. Fentanyl is as much as 100 times stronger than morphine. The Drug Enforcement Administration asserts that many users believe they are purchasing of ingesting heroin and do not know that they are ingesting fentanyl, which often results in overdose deaths.