One Partygoer Made Wise Choice to Refuse a 'Bump' - Page 2

Police unravel what led to overdoses in Pittsburgh apartment
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 24, 2019 10:25 AM CDT
Updated Sep 29, 2019 12:15 PM CDT

  • A witness: One man says he refused the bump and argued with Montalvo about it before fleeing the apartment, per investigators. Police say this witness provided a video of Montalvo serving up the drugs.
  • Victims: When police arrived, they found three people dead at the scene: Rubiel Clemente-Martinez, 32; Josue Soberal Serrano, 38; and Joel Pecina, 32. Three other men inside the apartment were brought to the hospital, with one in critical condition. A fourth overdose victim was found about two blocks away, though authorities haven't definitively linked him to the party yet. One of those who died is believed to have been a member of the band.
  • Fentanyl: Authorities think the drug ingested contained fentanyl or something similar, reports the Washington Post. Montalvo is in custody, charged with illegal distribution of a controlled substance resulting in death and serious bodily injury. He faces up to 140 years in prison, per the Post-Gazette.
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