2 charged after man found dead from fentanyl, cocaine overdose in Davidson Co., deputies say

Davidson County deputies said Dustin Kirby and Gavin Blackburn were charged in connection to a deadly fentanyl overdose case.

DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Two people were charged Monday in connection to a deadly drug-related overdose case in Davidson County, according to officials. 

The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office said on July 29, 2023, deputies were called to Holly Grove Lutheran Church on 212 Holly Grove Lutheran Church Rd. in Lexington about a man found dead in the parking lot. Investigators said evidence on the scene led them to believe it may have been related to a drug overdose. 

Detectives said after investigating for several months, they found out that 24-year-old Gavin Blackburn, of Thomasville, and 33-year-old Dustin Kirby, of Thomasville, supplied drugs to the victim before his death.

An autopsy report showed details that the victim died as a result of the toxic effects of fentanyl and cocaine.

On Monday, May 6, 2024, detectives found and arrested Blackburn and Kirby on a warrant for 2nd-degree murder death by distribution. 

Both are being held in the Davidson County Detention Center and are scheduled to appear in Lexington District Court on Monday, June 3, 2024.

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