Felony charges are expected to be filed Friday against a 36-year-old man accused of selling Fentanyl to a 19-year-old, who died of an overdose in 2020.

Alvin Linton of Ontario was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of selling Fentanyl to Javon Richard, who died from it Nov. 9 2020, according to Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Ryan Marcuse.

Deputies responded to a report of an unresponsive man at 2:46 p.m. that day in the 6400 block of Wells Springs Street, in Eastvale. Deputies arrived on the scene to find Richard dead. Later investigations determined he died from a Fentanyl overdose, according to Marcuse.

Months of investigation eventually identified Linton as the person who sold the narcotic to Richard, though how the discovery was made was not disclosed.

Linton was arrested Wednesday and booked on suspicion of second-degree murder into the Byrd Detention Center, where he remains held on $1 million bail.

Jail records indicate he will make his initial court appearance Friday at the Riverside Hall of Justice.

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