A Bartlett man was sentenced to 18 years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to his role in the overdose death of a 26-year-old man to whom he had sold heroin laced with fentanyl last year, according to Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
Defendant Blake Nabors, 28, pled guilty to facilitation of second-degree murder involving the distribution of fentanyl, a Schedule II narcotic. The plea and sentencing agreement was accepted by Criminal Court Judge Bobby Carter.
Investigators said Samuel Baudean, 25, died on March 23, 2017, several hours after ingesting the heroin-and-fentanyl mix he had purchased from Nabors. Companions of the victim said he appeared to be sleeping in the front seat of a vehicle where they left him, but that after checking on him several times they realized he was no longer breathing.
They took him to St. Francis Hospital in Bartlett where he was pronounced dead.