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Drug dealer accused of being connected to fatal overdose arrested
BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit arrested a man identified as a possible source of drugs for a fatal overdose in December 2022.
Deputies arrested Reginald Banks, 30, after a month-long investigation that included making controlled purchases of fentanyl from Banks that were recorded. Narcotics agents also identified two locations used for distribution: Banks' and Banks' sister's homes.
Banks and his sister Michelle were both taken into custody Tuesday. They face several drug-related charges, including operation of a clandestine lab and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Deputies said Banks is accused of being the supplier for a drug overdose that happened in December 2022 that was investigated by the EBRSO Homicide Unit, but the identity of the victim was not made clear.
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