Charlotte County Grand Jury Indicts on Fentanyl Overdose Death

The Charlotte County Grand Jury returned an indictment today charging Jamil John Mahshie, 35 years old, with First Degree Murder – Unlawful Distribution of Fentanyl; Sale or Delivery of a Controlled Substance; Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Sell or Deliver; and Unlawful Use of a Two-Way Communication Device.

It is alleged that on April 24, 2021, Mahshie communicated with the victim via Facebook Messenger and agreed to provide the victim with a controlled substance. The deal was completed in the driveway of the defendant’s home in Port Charlotte at about 4:30 a.m. The victim was found dead in the victim’s home later that day. The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Overdose Unit conducted the death investigation.

“I want to thank the members of the Charlotte County Grand Jury for their time and their attention to this case. I also want to thank the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office for their investigation and commitment to investigating drug overdose deaths. If you sell or distribute fentanyl to a user who dies in the 20th Judicial Circuit, our law enforcement agencies will investigate you and, when the evidence supports it, the State Attorney’s Office will prosecute you,” said State Attorney Amira Fox.

Assistant State Attorney Scott Patterson will be prosecuting the case.

Samantha Syoen – Communications Director, State Attorney’s Office