From participating in the “One pill can kill Placer” campaign, to pushing public service announcements, to working on statewide legislation, Placer County District Attorney’s Office remains committed to fighting the fentanyl issue in the county.
“Placer County has been tragically affected by the national fentanyl epidemic. We are committed to combatting this crisis with continued education and awareness efforts, extensive prevention campaigns, and aggressive prosecution of those who seek to peddle this deadly drug in our community.” -- Placer County District Attorney Morgan Gire
The Placer County District Attorney’s Office filed a criminal complaint against 20-year-old Carson David Schewe for charges of murder and possession of a controlled substance for sale, as it related to a local fentanyl-related death.
***This is the first time a defendant in Placer County has been charged with murder for a fentanyl-related death.*** Learn more
ABC-10: Roseville man faces murder charges in fentanyl deaths
KCRA: Murder charges in fentanyl-related death in Placer County
Gold Country Media: DA issues first fentanyl-related murder charges
Sacramento Bee: Placer County DA files murder charges in fentanyl death
CBS-13: Placer County DA Talks First-Ever Fentanyl-Related Murder Charge
Wall Street Journal: Fentanyl Invades More Illicit Pills, Deadly Consequences
The county launched a local one pill can kill campaign to support the current national campaign. This informational campaign includes stats, testimonials, information presentations and more. Learn more