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Oklahoma woman arrested after providing fentanyl to man who overdosed in Mayes County

A Sapulpa woman is facing a first-degree murder charge in Mayes County after a Pryor man she is accused of providing fentanyl to in June died of an overdose/

Donielle Brigance, 27, is charged in Mayes County District Court with first-degree murder and unlawful delivery and distribution of a controlled dangerous substance in connection with the death of Aaron Tyler Jenks. On June 9, 2021 police in Pryor responded to a scene in Pryor and found Jenks slumped over a coffee table in the living room, according to an affidavit filed with courts this week,

Jenks appeared to have overdosed, and a powdery white substance was found next to him on the table. The substance was later identified as a mixture of fentanyl and alprazolam, a generic name for Xanax, according to court records. Fentanyl, alprazolam and oxycodone were found in Jenks’ blood by the medical examiner for the Oklahoma Bureau of Invesitgations. Text messages between Brigance and Jenks showed numerous conversations egarding fentanyl, which was identified in the messages as “fent pressed,” with the most recent sale being 20 pills for $700 on June 7. Brigance reportedly had warned Jenks of the dangerous nature of fentanyl and had warned him not to overdose.

“The defendant (Brigance) knew that the drug could seem deadly from those messages” but continued to sell drugs to Jenks, the affidavit states. “Jenks was on his prescription that he was issued by a doctor for over a year, and never took a lethal amount until the defendant’s fentanyl was introduced to Jenks.” Brigance was arrested Tuesday by the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics on a possession complaint and a Mayes County hold.

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