Washington man accused of sexually abusing, assaulting Oregon woman

A Mount Vernon man has been charged with controlled substance homicide after police say he sold pills laced with fentanyl that caused the death of a 27-year-old man.

  

The Skagit Valley Herald reports 25-year-old John Mendieta was charged Friday following a nearly six-month investigation by Mount Vernon police.

  

The Skagit County Prosecuting Attorney's Office says Ronald Schweigert of Mount Vernon died May 11 after reportedly purchasing what he thought were Percocet pills but were in fact pills laced with fentanyl.

  

The Skagit County Coroner's Office says Schweigert died of fentanyl and ethanol intoxication.

  

Documents say police found text messages between the two men about drug transactions the previous day.

  

Mendieta was jailed on $250,000 bail. It wasn't immediately known if he had an attorney.

  

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Information from: Skagit Valley Herald, http://www.skagitvalleyherald.com

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