Javontae Quintez White Guilty of Distributing of Fentanyl

Javontae Quintez White Guilty of Distributing of Fentanyl

Grand Rapids Man, Javontae Quintez White Guilty of Distributing Fatal Dose of Fentanyl

KALAMAZOO, MI (STL.News) On January 14, 2021, a jury found Javontae Quintez White, 28, of Grand Rapids, guilty of distributing a fatal dose of the deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl to a Grand Rapids woman, announced U.S. Attorney Andrew Birge.  The victim, who died in July 2018, was 33 years old at the time of her death.

On the morning of July 8, 2018, the victim was discovered by her boyfriend in her apartment unconscious and unresponsive.  The boyfriend and the victim had used the fentanyl late in the evening of July 7, 2018. The Grand Rapids Police Department (GRPD) and paramedics responded to the scene and found the victim dead.  Police identified a suspected amount of fentanyl and other drugs on a living room side table steps away from the victim. An autopsy performed by the Kent County Medical Examiner later that day revealed that the victim had died of a fentanyl overdose.

The boyfriend had obtained the fentanyl through a heroin addict who middle-manned the deal between the boyfriend and Mr. White on the evening of July 7, 2018. 

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