Cabarrus County Deputies Charge 2 Suspects In Connection To January Death Involving Fentanyl

CONCORD, NC — Deputies arrested two suspects Tuesday in connection to an overdose death that occurred on January 10th.

Kayla Taylor and Anthony Hester are both facing charges related to the death of 21-year-old Charles Allmon of Mt. Pleasant. Officials say Allmon died from fentanyl toxicity shortly after purchasing drugs from the two suspects.

This is the first time the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office says they’ve charged a suspect with murder by drug distribution. The charge was possible, officials say, due to the “Death by Distribution” bill that was signed into law earlier this year.

Taylor, 27, of Concord, is charged with second-degree murder by drug distribution and felony selling of a schedule II controlled substance.

Hester, 33, also of Concord, is charged with felony selling of a schedule II controlled substance.

This is an ongoing investigation.