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Central Coast woman facing murder charge for fentanyl overdose death of man

David von Diemar
A Central Coast woman is charged with murder, after detectives say she sold drugs to a man which caused his overdose death.

Detectives say she sold the man a fatal dose of fentanyl-laced drugs.

A Central Coast woman is facing is facing a murder charge, after detectives say she sold a man drugs which led to his overdose death.

Last October, the body of a man was found behind a county building in San Luis Obispo. An autopsy showed Quinn Hall of Templeton had died of a fentanyl overdose.

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s detectives say they found evidence that a woman living in a designated homeless camping area sold the drugs to the 31-year-old man. Following a long investigation, Brandi Turner was arrested this week.

Officials say it’s the first time a fentanyl death in the county is being prosecuted as a homicide.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.