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.

Meet the Editor

Wendy Weitzel, The Star’s digital editor, joined the news outlet in August 2021, as a reporter covering primarily Gulf County.

Prior to then, she interned for Oklahoma-based news wire service Gaylord News and for Oklahoma City-based online newspaper during her four years at the University of Oklahoma, from which she graduated in May with degrees in online journalism and political science.

While at OU, Weitzel was selected as Carnegie-Knight News21 Investigative Fellow among 30 top journalism students from around the country. She also was senior editor managing a 12-person newsroom in coordination with Oklahoma Watch, a non-profit news organization in eastern Oklahoma.

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