“Parents and families throughout our state and this country are left to grieve the loss of their loved ones due to the illegal sale and use of fentanyl. Through law enforcement investigations and prosecution by district attorney’s offices, we can help put a stop to this crime, save lives, and hopefully prevent families from suffering these losses and pain.” – CSLEA President Alan Barcelona
ROSEVILLE – On August 13, 2022 the Placer County District Attorney’s Office announced that murder charges were filed against a suspect allegedly involved in the June 2022 fentanyl death of a 15-year-old Roseville girl. A criminal complaint was filed against Nathaniel Cabacungan, 20, for charges of murder, furnishing a controlled substance to a minor, and meeting with a minor for the purpose of engaging in lewd behavior. The criminal complaint also charges that Cabacungan possessed and transported fentanyl pressed into pills in the form of M30 (Percocet) pills for the purposes of sale.
This arrest was made after an investigation by the Placer County Special Investigation Unit, a collaborative effort by the California Department of Justice, Placer County Sheriff’s Office, Roseville Police Department, Rocklin Police Department, Auburn Police Department, the Placer County Probation Department, and the Placer District Attorney's Office.
California Attorney General Rob Bonta applauded the joint effort by California DOJ law enforcement officers and Placer County law enforcement agencies, “I'm grateful to our partners in Placer County and our CADOJ law enforcement officers for their ongoing work to keep our communities safe. We're going to keep doing everything in our power to get fentanyl pills off our streets and hold those responsible to account.”