Gulf County drug overdose leads to arrest of Calhoun County woman

A Calhoun County woman was arrested in connection to a drug overdose death that occurred in Gulf County on Monday, May 23, according to a release from the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office.

CCSO deputies executed a search warrant at the home of Haley Elizabeth Kent, 28, of Kinard, at around 11 a.m. CDT on May 24, after probable cause was established.

During the search warrant, approximately 4.3 grams of Fentanyl was discovered along with 0.3 grams of suspected Methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, several miscellaneous rounds of ammunition, and a loaded syringe with suspected fentanyl laced liquid.

Deputies also detained  John Harrison Kent, 52, at the scene. John Kent was found to be in the posession of drug paraphernalia.

Haley Kent is charged with the trafficking in fentanyl , possession of methamphetamine, possession of ammunition by convicted felon and possession of drug paraphernalia.

John Kent was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Both defendants are being held at the Calhoun County Detention Facility.

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Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

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