Man dead, another arrested in suspected Madison Fentanyl overdose


A man is dead and another has been arrested in a suspected Fentanyl overdose in connection with an incident in the parking lot of the Madison Market shopping center on Monday.

Carlos Dominique Allen, 32, 2750 N Siwell Road in Jackson, was arrested and charged with trafficking of a controlled substance, two counts of felony possession of a controlled substance, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. 

Police said the Fentanyl was disguised to resemble Oxycodone and they are seeing an increase in those kinds of situations.

Police responded to 1029 Highway 51 at 5:46 p.m. regarding an unresponsive male inside of a vehicle. 

Once on the scene, medical personnel and officers were able to revive the individual after it was determined that he was suffering from complications that were related to opioids.

The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment and was released the following morning. 

Investigators began an investigation on information collected from the original call and they were able to identify an individual involved in the purchase of the substance.

This arrest took place in Madison with the assistance of the Madison County Sheriff’s Department and the Madison/Rankin District Attorney’s Office.

Allen was found to be in possession of several dosage units of Fentanyl disguised to resemble Oxycodone Hydrochloride stamped “30 M”. 

Investigators have seen an increase of individuals purchasing this substance and having adverse reactions to the substance sometimes resulting in the death of the individual. 

While conducting the investigation, investigators were notified that the victim from the call on Monday had died. However, investigators are awaiting toxicology and autopsy results to determine the cause of death.

Allen will have his initial appearance in Madison Municipal Court on Feb. 25 (Thursday) and the case will be forwarded to District Attorney John “Bubba” Bramlett for presentation to a Madison County grand jury.

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