A Columbia man has been arrested and charged with unlawful distribution of a controlled substance after Columbia police respond to an overdose at the Eagle Stop in the 1700 block of North Providence Road.
According to the probable cause statement, police were dispatched to the gas station in reference to an overdose in the bathroom.
Police said when they arrived they were advised by medics that they had used 3 doses of Narcan to revive the overdose victim.
Police said the medics also found a pill bottle that contained pills and a baggie of white power, that police later tested positive for fentanyl.
Police said the overdose victim told them he had just purchased the drug from Quentin Smith.
The victim told police he arranged the drug exchange on his phone.
The victim told police he met Smith at the Red Roof Inn and that Smith was driving a black Chrysler car.
Police said they spoke with a witness on scene that told a similar story.
Police said they drove by Smith’s residence and observed the black Chrysler parked in front.
On Wednesday, police said they obtained surveillance video from the Red Roof Inn.
Police said they observed the victim get into the passenger seat of the Chrysler and exit.
Police said they could not make out the license plate number of the vehicle but the car looked identical to Smith’s Chrysler.
Police said in the last year, Smith has been identified as a heroin and methamphetamine dealer by multiple cooperating citizens.
In February, police said they were able to identify 14 phone numbers from Smith’s phone records as known drug users and/or dealers.
Police said they believe Smith is a danger to the community because there are numerous heroin/fentanyl/opioid overdose deaths in Columbia every year.