Pros­e­cu­tor: Man sold deadly fen­tanyl to Spring City over­dose vic­tim

The Phoenix - - LOCAL NEWS - By Carl Hessler Jr. chessler@21st-cen­tu­ry­media. com @Mont­coCourtNews on Twit­ter

A Philadel­phia man al­legedly sold 12 bags of pure fen­tanyl to a Spring City man dur­ing a drug deal in Norristown, a drug de­liv­ery that turned fa­tal, ac­cord­ing to pros­e­cu­tors.

Davi “Sheed” Wil­son, 25, of the 2400 block of West Glen­wood Av­enue, was ar­raigned re­cently be­fore Dis­trict Court Judge Fran­cis J. Lawrence on charges of drug de­liv­ery re­sult­ing in death, pos­ses­sion with in­tent to de­liver a con­trolled sub­stance, pos­ses­sion of a con­trolled sub­stance, reck­lessly en­dan­ger­ing another per­son and crim­i­nal use of com­mu­ni­ca­tion fa­cil­i­ties in con­nec­tion with the March 29, 2017, over­dose death of Tom Treys, 25, of Spring City, Ch­ester County.

Wil­son was un­able to post $500,000 cash bail and re­mains in the Mont­gomery County Cor­rec­tional Fa­cil­ity while await­ing his Oct. 18 pre­lim­i­nary hear­ing on the charges.

Wil­son is the sixth per­son to be charged with drug de­liv­ery re­sult­ing in death in Mont­gomery County this year.

“Tom Treys died by some­one poi­son­ing hi­mand that some­one was a drug dealer,” Dis­trict At­tor­ney Kevin R. Steele al­leged on Mon­day.

“Any­one deal­ing drugs in Mont­gomery County needs to hear this mes­sage: if you deal drugs like pills, heroin or fen­tanyl and we can prove that the drugs you sold caused some­one’s death, you will be charged with homi­cide,” Steele added.

Author­i­ties al­leged that while Treys ap­par­ently be­lieved he had pur­chased heroin from Wil­son, in re­al­ity, it was pure fen­tanyl, a syn­thetic opi­oid that is 40 to 50 times more deadly than street-level heroin, ac­cord­ing to pros­e­cu­tors.

An au­topsy de­ter­mined that the cause of Treys’ death was acute fen­tanyl and al­co­hol in­tox­i­ca­tion. Of­fi­cials with the Ch­ester County Coro­ner’s Of­fice said that the fen­tanyl would have still killed Treys if there hadn’t been any al­co­hol in his sys­tem.

An in­ves­ti­ga­tion be­gan about 9:17 p.m. March 29 when Spring City po­lice re­sponded to a re­port of an over­dose in the 200 block of River­side Drive in the bor­ough. Po­lice found Treys, who resided on River­side Drive, un­re­spon­sive in the driver’s seat of his Honda Ac­cord. Author­i­ties sub­se­quently pro­nounced Treys dead at the scene.

A woman who had been with Treys told author­i­ties that she snorted a bag of heroin and Treys snorted two bags of heroin and that “this time it felt like noth­ing she had done in the past,” ac­cord­ing to the crim­i­nal com­plaint filed by de­tec­tives. The in­ves­tiga- tion de­ter­mined the woman and Treys pur­chased 12 bags of pur­ported heroin for $60 from a man known as “Sheed” in Norristown earlier on March 29.

Treys and the woman had trav­eled to Jami­son Al­ley, be­tween Ge­orge and Chain streets, in Norristown, and pur­chased what they be­lieved was heroin from a young male who was sent by “Sheed.” Af­ter pur­chas­ing the heroin, Treys and the woman drove back to Treys’ home and used the heroin.

Nu­mer­ous bags of sus­pected heroin were re­cov­ered from Treys’ ve­hi­cle and when they were an­a­lyzed they were iden­ti­fied as con- tain­ing fen­tanyl, court doc­u­ments in­di­cate.

Author­i­ties sub­se­quently iden­ti­fied “Sheed” as Wil­son and author­i­ties launched an in­ves­ti­ga­tion of his al­leged ac­tiv­i­ties. Dur­ing the course of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion, nar­cotics de­tec­tives over­saw sev­eral con­trolled buys of heroin from Wil­son in Norristown, court pa­pers in­di­cate. Many of the bags of pur­ported heroin pur­chased from Wil­son con­tained fen­tanyl in­stead of heroin, de­tec­tives al­leged.

“We are com­mit­ted to stop­ping the flow of this deadly drug into our com­mu­ni­ties,” Steele said af­ter Wil­son’s ar­rest.

“Tom Treys died by some­one poi­son­ing hi­mand that some­one was a drug dealer.” — Mont­gomery County Dis­trict At­tor­ney Kevin R. Steele

Davi “Sheed” Wil­son

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