Police charge man in fentanyl death

A Wilson man has been charged with felony death by distribution in a teenager’s death from fentanyl intoxication last year.

Albert Graham Green, 23, was initially arrested on Oct. 28 and charged with selling and delivering a Schedule II controlled substance in connection with the juvenile’s death, according to a release from Sgt. Eric McInerny, public information officer with the Wilson Police Department. 

Green was given a $100,000 secured bond and placed in the Wilson County Detention Center.

On Tuesday, Green was charged with felony death by distribution. 

Green turned himself in on Wednesday and was released on a $1 million unsecured bond. 

McInerny said officers with the Wilson Police Department were dispatched to 1705 Hillcrest Drive for a report of an unconscious person at 8:20 p.m. on Sept. 25.

Dispatchers told police that a 17-year-old boy was unresponsive and not breathing, McInerny said. Officers arrived on scene and Wilson County EMS pronounced the juvenile deceased.

“Throughout the investigation, officers determined that the victim passed away due to fentanyl intoxication,” McInerny said. “Officers were able to identify Green as the person responsible for selling the victim narcotics at the time of his death.”

elicia Puente Castro and husband Isaac Puente Castro are pictured in 2023 with their son Jacob Puente Castro, right, on the day he graduated from Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy in Salemburg. Contributed photo

Jacob Puente Castro completed the North Carolina National Guard-sponsored Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy, a military-style program for at-risk teens, shortly before his death.

“He was just an amazing kid. He had just graduated from Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy in Salemburg. He was just ready for life,” said his mother, Felicia Puente Castro.

The teen had joined the Kai Thai Academy in Wilson to learn muay thai.

“He was just being an active teenager,” Castro said. “My son was not a user of drugs. We think that maybe he was just going to relax with it or something, but he got fentanyl instead and it killed him.”

“We just want justice,” the mother said.

Green is due in Wilson County District Court on June 12 for a probable cause hearing.

Police ask anyone with information about the case to call the Wilson Police Department at 252-399-2323 or Crime Stoppers at 252-243-2255.

Read the original article on the Wilson Times website.

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