Fentanyl Dealer Arrested for Manslaughter in Woman’s Overdose Death

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Per San Joaquin County Sheriff:

“On April 9, 2022, a 20-year-old woman was found dead in a hotel room in the unincorporated area between Stockton and Lodi. Toxicology results determined her cause of death to be a fentanyl overdose.

While investigating the woman’s death, the man who sold her the fentanyl was identified as 20-year-old Kirk Romanofsky of Lockeford. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Romanofsky on charges of involuntary manslaughter and drug sales. On October 13, 2022, Romanofsky was located on the 19800-block of N. Elliot Road in Lockeford and taken into custody without incident.

To maintain the integrity of the investigation, and ensure a successful prosecution, we are not releasing any additional information at this time.

Fentanyl can come in many forms – pressed pills (round “M-30s,” bar-shaped like Xanax, or other colors and shapes), “chalk,” powder, and more – and is one of the most prolific killers on the streets today. If you, or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse, please find help.

Call 2-1-1, visit their website – https://211sj.org/ – or find other resources, like those highlighted by the DEA: https://www.dea.gov/fentanylawareness

NOTE – the fentanyl products pictured here are not associated with Romanofsky. They are used for informational purposes, highlighting the many forms fentanyl can take.” #stockton #lodi

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