A Saginaw, Texas man has been indicted for federal drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Damien M. Diggs today.
Kevin Chase McCauley, 35, was named in a two-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury on August 9, 2023, charging him with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl and possession with intent to distribute fentanyl resulting in death. McCauley made his initial appearance this morning before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kimberly C. Priest Johnson.
According to the indictment and information presented in court, on March 8, 2023, law enforcement officers with the Denton County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of a reported overdose in Argyle, Texas. Upon arrival, officers discovered an individual who had died as the result of an apparent drug overdose. An autopsy revealed the person had died from the toxic effects of fentanyl. Further investigation identified McCauley as the person who supplied and sold the fentanyl resulting in the overdose death.
If convicted, McCauley faces from 20 years to life in federal prison.