Grand Jury Indictment in Drug Case

State Attorney Amira Fox convened the Collier County Grand Jury today and they have returned an indictment against Michaella Jean Haire, for one count of First-Degree Murder – Unlawful Distribution of Fentanyl, a capital felony and Sale or Delivery of a Controlled Substance, a second degree felony.

The indictment alleges in part, that on or about September 4, 2023, in Collier County, the defendant did unlawfully, kill the victim, by the unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, to wit, fentanyl, or mixture thereof, and the said controlled substance, or mixture thereof, caused or is proven to have been a substantial factor in producing the death of the victim.

The defendant is accused of obtaining Fentanyl. She gave it to the victim, who overdosed and died a short time later.

The defendant is in custody on unrelated charges in Collier County. The Collier County Sheriff’s Office led the investigation into this crime. Assistant State Attorneys Sarah Woodward and Brock Frazier are prosecuting the case.

“I hope today’s indictment brings some sense of comfort to the family and friends of the victim. I want to thank the Collier County Grand Jury for their attention to the evidence in this case. Today is another example of holding people accountable who distribute drugs to others that cause death. I want anyone who peddles this poison to know that if we can prove the drug you distributed was a substantial factor in an overdose death we will indict you for First-Degree Murder,” said State Attorney Amira Fox.

Samantha Syoen – Communications Director, State Attorney’s Office