Evansville man arrested for allegedly selling a drug that led to a death

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EVANSVILLE, Ind (WEHT)Law enforcement says a recent overdose death underlines a new warning about fentanyl, a deadly drug spreading in the Evansville area

Todd Gardner was recently arrested for dealing in a controlled substance resulting in death. Evansville Police says he sold Zachary Goodin a pill that contained fentanyl.

Todd Gardner, Source: Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office

On Monday, the prosecutors and sheriff’s offices, EPD and the DEA asked for the community’s help in eliminating the drug. They say they believe this year will surpass last year’s overdose death totals

“This is predominantly fentanyl that is coming into this community. It is killing people at a rate we’ve never seen before,” said Vanderburgh County Coroner Steve Lockyear.

Officials say one way to resolve the drug problem is to continue working together in holding dealers accountable for selling these drugs.

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