Teen's Overdose Leads to Arrest of Madisonville Man on Multiple Drug Charges

A Madisonville man was arrested on several drug charges Wednesday after police say he admitted to selling laced pills to a 17-year-old that caused the teen to overdose.

Posted: Apr 8, 2021 10:32 AM
Updated: Apr 8, 2021 12:29 PM

23-year-old Antonio Anderson of Madisonville, Kentucky, was arrested on multiple charges Wednesday after police say he sold pills to a teen, causing the teen to overdose.

The Madisonville Police Department responded to a report of an accidental overdose involving a 17-year-old on Wednesday.

Arriving officers found an unresponsive teen, who they believed had ingested fentanyl. According to MPD, the 17-year-old purchased a pill thinking it was a Percocet, but detectives believe the pill was actually laced with fentanyl.

MPD says several doses of Narcan were administered in an attempt to save the juvenile's life. The teen was then transported to the hospital and eventually stabilized.

Information obtained during their investigation led detectives to an apartment on W. Noel Avenue, where detectives confronted Anderson.

Detectives executed a search warrant at Anderson's residence and say they seized several suspected fentanyl pills, a large amount of marijuana, a 9mm handgun, and an undisclosed amount of cash.

MPD says that during an interview, Anderson confessed to selling the pills to the juvenile who overdosed. 

Anderson was lodged in the Hopkins County Detention Center on the following charges:

  • TRAF IN MARIJUANA ( 8 OZ TO < 5 LBS.) 1ST OFF
  • TRAFF IN CONT SUB, 1ST OFFENSE (CARFENTANIL OR FENTANYL DERIVATIVES)
  • POSS CONT SUB, 2ND DEGREE - DRUG UNSPECIFIED
  • DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/POSSESS
  • USING RESTRICTED AMMO DURING FELONY (NO SHOTS)
  • UNLAWFUL TRANSACTION W/MINOR, 1ST - ILL CONT SUB, PHYS INJ

He's being held on no bond.

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