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Ogden man facing federal charges in fentanyl death case

By Rob Nielsen - | Jul 21, 2023

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An Ogden man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly possessing fentanyl with intent to distribute, which led to another person’s death by drug intoxication.

According to a press release from the Utah State’s Attorney’s Office, the indictment stems from an incident in February of this year, citing court documents stating that 31-year-old Spencer Massengale “knowingly possessed with the intent to distribute Fentanyl in the District of Utah, which resulted in death.”

“According to the allegations, the victim was found unresponsive on the couch at Mr. Massengale’s residence by Massengale’s roommate,” the release said. “Upon Massengale’s return home, neither he nor the roommate called 911 until Massengale ensured his fentanyl had been hidden. After obtaining a search warrant for Mr. Massengale’s residence, police discovered approximately 330 pills containing fentanyl. Additionally, evidence obtained from Massengale’s cell phone shows the victim one week prior suffering from the effects of a near-fatal overdose.”

Massengale is charged with possession of fentanyl with intent to distribute resulting in death.

The case is being investigated by the Weber Morgan Narcotics Strike Force and will be prosecuted by assistant United States attorneys.


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