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Could alleged Ohio drug dealer also face manslaughter charges?

Officials are not saying what future charges an Ohio man might face. They simply acknowledge that right now he is accused of drug trafficking and drug possession. Additional charges might be filed after a toxicology report on a Warren County man is issued.

The report is to determine if the Warren County man died of an overdose of so-called "gray death." That's the name given to a new street drug that combines heroin with carfentanil and fentanyl.

Law enforcement officials say they believe the 33-year-old Warren County man died after purchasing Gray Death from the man recently arrested.

It is possible that the alleged dealer could eventually be charged with manslaughter or a form of assault.

CNN reports that Gray Death resembles harmless cement mix, but that it can cause fatal ODs in even small amounts. A forensic chemist tells the network that it isn't clear what gives the powder its gray hue and its apparently fitting name.

Not each batch of Gray Death is exactly the same, say experts. Variations in the recipe make it difficult for law enforcement officials to identify it and its spread. The chemist said one thing is sure: "These chemicals are all very potent and very deadly in isolation" and can be even worse in combination.

Those facing drug trafficking or drug possession charges can speak with a Cincinnati attorney experienced in criminal defense.

Please contact the law firm of Michael K. Allen & Associates to schedule an appointment with a lawyer skilled in drug defense. 

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