RICHMOND, Ky. (FOX 56) — A suspected overdose death in Richmond led authorities to charge the victim’s neighbor with manslaughter.

The Richmond Police Department said officers responded around 9:30 p.m. Monday to the 1100 Block of Richmond Green Drive in reference to a suspected overdose. Upon arrival, police found a 48-year-old male deceased.

During the initial death investigation, officers said they found evidence that a neighbor possibly provided the substance to the victim which led to his death. This evidence led authorities to make contact with 36-year-old Demetrius Marshall of Richmond and placed him under arrest for an outstanding arrest warrant.

A search warrant was then executed at Marshall’s residence, according to Richmond police, and the following items were seized:

  • Various items of paraphernalia
  • Approximately 117 grams of marijuana
  • Approximately 500 grams of suspected methamphetamine
  • Approximately 74 grams of suspected fentanyl
  • 8 Xanax tablets, 2.5 suboxone tablets, and 1 clonazepam tablet
  • $1186 in currency
Items seized from Demetrius Marshall’s residence (Richmond Police Department)

Marshall was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, trafficking in marijuana and fentanyl, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with evidence, and second-degree manslaughter.

Marshall is lodged in the Madison County Detention Center.