5 people overdose and one dies at Mississippi hotel after taking drugs given to them by hotel manager

Four people overdosed and a fifth died of a deadly cocktail of methamphetamine and fentanyl at a motel in Mississippi — drugs that were given to them by the hotel’s manager, a police investigation found.

From the Sun Herald:

Hancock County authorities two months ago learned of the overdose cases and alleged drug activity at the Economy Inn on U.S. 90 over six months ending in May.


By early June, Drug Enforcement agents had conducted several undercover buys and identified the alleged dealers as motel managers Pernell Robert Galloway and his girlfriend, Cassie Louise McKenzie, court papers say.


During a subsequent search at the motel, agents found two plastic bags containing a mixture of meth and fentanyl, digital scales, a firearm and other unused plastic bags agents referred to as ‘drug distribution bags.”

Galloway, a convicted felon, said he owned the firearm that was seized and said that he had a second one at the motel at one time but had sold it since then.


Galloway also told agents that he got his girlfriend involved in the alleged drug activity, saying she “did not realize the seriousness of the crimes committed.”

Read it at the Sun Herald.

Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.