An extensive investigation conducted by the Special Investigation Bureau as well as the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station has culminated in an arrest of an alleged Fentanyl dealer, Stephanie Calo.
Jayde Madden a resident from the city of Murrieta was found deceased April 21, 2021, in a vehicle in the 300 block of Railroad Canyon Road, city of Lake Elsinore. The coroner and subsequent investigation determined Maddens death to be due to an overdose of Fentanyl.
According to the Sheriff’s Press Release, on August 27, 2021, Stephanie Calo was located and taken into custody without incident. The investigation reamins ongoing and anyone with information is encouraged to contact Investigator Cook at 951-955-1700.
Calo is being held at Larry D. Smith Correctional facility in Banning, listed as PC (Protective Custody) in the JIMS Information System. She is charged with 187(A) Felony Murder in the Second Degree, as well as 1203.2(A) Felony Violation of Probation.
Calo is scheduled to appear in court 09/01/2021 at 08:00 am, in Murrieta at the Southwest Justice Center.
Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid that is similar to morphine but is 50 to 100 times more potent. Synthetic opioids, including fentanyl, are now the most common drugs involved in drug overdose deaths in the United States.
In 2017, 59 percent of opioid-related deaths involved fentanyl compared to 14.3 percent in 2010.
In their Press Release The Riverside County Sheriff’s continue to warn the public of the dangers of illicit narcotics and their ability to cause death or serious bodily harm.