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A teenage ‘drug dealer’ from San Jose has been charged with the murder of a 12-year-old girl who died after overdosing on fentanyl she unknowingly bought from him in 2020

A teenage ‘drug dealer’ from San Jose has been charged with the murder of a 12-year-old girl who died after overdosing on fentanyl she unknowingly bought from him in 2020.

The boy, 16, was arrested on Tuesday, according to the Santa Clara District Attorney’s Office.

He allegedly sold a pill to Dalilah Guerrero, 12, who believed it was the painkiller oxycodone, sold under the brand name Percocet.She died after snorting about three-quarters of it on November 14, 2020, prosecutors say. 

Two teens filmed a video of Dalilah lining up the crushed pill to she could snort it. She passed out and began snoring, a telltale sign of fentanyl overdose.She was rushed to the hospital but was later pronounced dead. 

Her mother, Maria Guerrero, called the drug dealer’s arrest ‘justice

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    According to prosecutors, in November 2020, Dalilah was with two other teenagers when she contacted the suspect and bought an ‘M-30’ pill.

    The group videoed her lining up the crushed pill, which she then snorted.

    They say she then passed out and began snoring, a ‘telltale sign of a fentanyl overdose’.

    She was rushed to the Regional Medical Center in San Jose.She was declared dead. 

    Her family said Dahlilah ‘was loved by many people.’

    Deputy District Attorney Donald Shearer said the girl died after consuming three-quarters of a single pill that she believed was Percocet.

    Dalilah was with two other teenagers when she contacted the suspect and bought an ‘M-30’ pill, prosecutors say. The group videoed her lining up the crushed pill before snorting it

    Dalilah was with two other teenagers when she contacted the suspect and bought the pill

    Guerrero’s mother ‘was counting down the days and didn’t know that there was going to be justice and today there is justice,’ her translator said.

    ‘She was clearly looking t

    The prosecutor added: ‘Unfortunately, what your drug dealer tells you you’re getting and what you get are often two different things.’

    Shearer said of the boy: ‘He isn’t some innocent victim in this.

    ‘He’s someone that knew that he could obtain these pills, and when he passed them off on a 12-year-old girl, he consciously disregarded life.’ 

    ‘She was clearly looking to put her mind in a different place,’ Deputy District Attorney Donald Shearer told KTVU. ‘She was not looking for the dangerous effects of fentanyl’

    Fentanyl is approximately 50 to 100 times more toxic than morphine, prosecutors said. Just a few grains can cause a fatal overdose.

    Illicit fentanyl is sometimes pressed into pills made to look like other prescription pills (like oxycodoneoxycodone, hydrocodone, Xanax, and others).

    In Santa Clara County, fentanyl is especially prevalent in fake generic pills, with such street names as ‘M-30s’, ‘M-box-30s’, ‘pressed blues’, ‘blues’, and ‘Oxy’. 

    The DA’s Office says this is the second time they have charged a drug dealer with murder after a fatal overdose. 

    A San Jose man is facing a murder charge after selling a fatal opioid over Snapchat to a Santa Clara 18-year-old in 2020.

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