By Marty Trese, KnoxPages.com Editor
MOUNT VERNON - The Knox County Grand Jury has indicted Luke Wilson, 25, for involuntary manslaughter in the death of Trever Davis, 28, January 26th. Knox County Prosecutor Chip McConville confirmed that Wilson allegedly provided heroin, laced with fetanyl to Davis which led to the Davis' death.
Wilson is also charged with trafficking in heroin and corrupting another with drugs. According to McConville the mix of heroin and fetanyl was confirmed through tests conducted in an autopsy.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid analgesic that is similar to morphine but is 50 to 100 times more potent. High doses of opioids, especially potent opioids such as fentanyl, can cause breathing to stop completely, which can lead to death.
Wilson was taken into custody Monday afternoon at a business on Coshocton Avenue.
According to county records Wilson is being held without bail at the Knox County jail.