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Published on May 23, 2024
Two Men Indicted for Distributing Fentanyl in Fatal Carlsbad Woman OverdoseSource: Google Street View

Two men have been indicted on charges of distributing fentanyl, leading to the fatal overdose of a 25-year-old woman from Carlsbad, officials said. The indictment, which stems from the September 10, 2023 tragedy, accuses Bryan Kim Bullard, 43, and Cameron William Fulston, 29, of involvement in the woman’s death, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of California.

Responding to a 911 call placed from the victim's phone, where a man was heard saying "overdose, overdose," San Diego Police Department officers discovered the unresponsive woman in her Mission Valley apartment; despite efforts to save her life, she succumbed to the effects of the drug at a local hospital five days later. Among the evidence found at the scene were blue pills marked “M30” and a piece of foil with traces of fentanyl, leading federal agents to trace the deadly supply back to Bullard and Fulston, it was reported by the same U.S. Attorney's office.

The Drug Enforcement Administration has been vigilant in prioritizing overdose deaths in the San Diego area, with Acting Special Agent in Charge Anthony Chrysanthis stating via the U.S. Attorney's Office, "We are committed to bringing drug dealers who poison our communities to justice." The case is in the hands of Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jill S. Streja and Adam Gordon. It is part of a collaborative effort to stem the flow of dangerous narcotics, specifically highlighting the problem of fentanyl in the region.

The list of charges faced by both defendants is extensive, including conspiracy to distribute fentanyl resulting in death, with possible life imprisonment sentences and a mandatory minimum of twenty years. These individuals are presumed innocent unless proven guilty, according to the office that released the charges. The investigation that uncovered this alleged drug operation was a combined effort between multiple agencies, amongst them the Drug Enforcement Administration's Overdose Response Team and the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office, which has been at the forefront of responding to the alarming increase in overdose deaths.