Sentencing scheduled for deadly Carfentanil overdose

Tyreise Divron Nelson

Leonardtown, MD- A Lexington Park man is scheduled to be sentenced, Friday, Feb. 9 in connection with a fatal opioid overdose.

On Jan. 12, Tyreise Divron Nelson, 25, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and one count of controlled dangerous substance (CDS) possession with intent to distribute.

Nelson was among eight people indicted in August 2017 in connection with fatal overdoses in St. Mary’s County. Nelson was facing charges of second-degree depraved heart murder, four counts of CDS possession-not marijuana, four counts of CDS possession with intent to distribute and reckless endangerment.

Nelson sold drugs laced with Carfentanil to Jonathan David Elkins of Lexington Park. Elkins died from an overdose in June 2017.

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