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A drug dealer was arrested last week for the death of a 14-year-old boy who died from a suspected overdose of fentanyl. Virginia police arrested Latae’veion Naveiour Woods, 21, on Wednesday, who was charged with distribution of narcotics. The teenage boy is one of two teen victims who died just 48 hours after another teenager died taking similar pills.

According to WUSA9, Prince William County Police released a statement saying the 14-year-old boy’s death resulted from ingesting counterfeit Percocet last April 26. The pill was analyzed by the Drug Enforcement Administration laboratory and confirmed the Percocets were laced with fentanyl, known in the streets as Perc30. Cops responded to a call at a home in Woodbridge around 10 a.m. and found the boy unconscious. They performed life-saving efforts and rushed him to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

On April 24, a 15-year-old from the same area also died and investigators said the same type of pills were taken by the teen. The DEA and the Prince William County Police have issued a warning to the community confirming that Perc30 does contain fentanyl and is believed to be the cause of the teenagers' deaths.

The suspected dealer has been taken into custody with officials alleging Woods sold the pills to the 14-year-old but could not connect him to the death of the second teenager although he is believed to be a distributor operating in the Woodbridge area. During his arrest at his home, authorities seized a small quantity of marijuana, suspected fentanyl-pressed counterfeit Percocet pills along with two firearms and other paraphernalia similarly used with narcotics distribution. A separate investigation on the 15-year-old victim remains ongoing.

Investigators are still trying to find out where these laced Percocets are coming from as County Police express concerns there could be more being distributed within the community. Authorities are looking into the possibility they could be dealing with a much larger and wider scale of distribution of counterfeit Percocet.

Federal authorities have reached out to the community offering their help and urging local residents to call the police in an effort to prevent even more deaths. A court date for Woods has not yet been set nor has any information about his bond made available.

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