Chauncey L. Montague

A Danville grand jury indicted Chauncey L. Montague on Monday for involuntary manslaughter in connection with the Oct. 24 death of 30-year-old Amanda Rose of Danville.

The medical examiner ruled that Rose died of acute fentanyl toxicity, or fentanyl overdose, and evidence supports the charge that Montague supplied her the drugs that lead to her death.

At the time of the indictment, Montague was already in custody and remains in the Danville City Jail without bond.

46-year-old Montague was first arrested for distribution of a controlled substance on Oct. 25, 2019.  During the initial arrest, Montague was also charged with possession of a firearm by a felon. Danville police believe Montague sold Rose heroin laced with a deadly amount of fentanyl.

Drug overdose is the leading cause of injury-related death in the United States, with 68 percent of those deaths involving an illicit opioid like fentanyl or heroin, according to the CDC.

Danville Police officials said they try to trace the origin of these drugs as far as they go to keep narcotics out of the community, and urge anyone suffering from substance abuse addiction to utilize community-based resources such as the Regional Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention.

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