Men Charged In Overdose Deaths Of Two Miami-Dade Inmates

Two men are charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of two Miami-Dade County Pre-Trial Detention Center inmates who overdosed last year on fentanyl, Miami-Dade County State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle announced Thursday.

A news release says several inmates at the detention center overdosed on fentanyl on Dec. 6, 2017.

Two of the inmates survived and two others died. 

The deceased inmates were identified as 25-year-old Jesus Perdomo and 24-year-old Juan Salgado. 

Detectives with the Miami-Dade Police Department's Homicide Division investigated the deaths and on Wednesday, the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office sought indictments for first-degree murder for 35-year-old Nathaniel Vargas and 43-year-old Carlos Martinez.

Vargas and Martinez are also charged with introduction into or possession of contraband in a county detention facility. Vargas is also charged with a third count for possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver.

No other details were immediately known.  

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