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Published on February 22, 2024
Azle Teen Charged with Murder After Fatal Fentanyl Deal in BedfordSource: Bedford Texas Police Department

An Azle teen is now facing murder charges over a drug deal gone fatally wrong. Kaeden Farish, 19, was charged with murder on February 18 following a Fentanyl overdose that claimed the life of a 17-year-old from Bedford in January, according to Bedford Texas Police Department.

The young man, locked up since February 2 after being nabbed by cops on a controlled substance rap, is accused of peddling Fentanyl-laced pills to the unnamed teen victim. Due to recent changes in the law, any sale of Fentanyl that leads to death now directly translates to a murder charge.

Farish, who was initially snagged by Bedford Police on a warrant for the manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, sits behind bars in Tarrant County Jail. The bond smacks of a hefty price—now set at $175,000 for his combined legal woes encompassing both the murder charge and the drug offense.

The case comes as a stark reminder of the lethal dangers posed by Fentanyl, an opioid so potent that it has rewritten the very statutes of legal culpability. Charged with selling drugs that turned out to be a death sentence, Farish's involvement reflects a grim escalation from dealer to alleged murderer.