Man charged with murder after a fatal fentanyl overdose in Macon, sheriff’s office says

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to clarify the names of the suspect and victim in the case.

A man has been charged with murder after a Macon resident overdosed on fentanyl and died last week, according to the Bibb County Sheriff’s office.

Deputies said Travion Lorenzo Veal, 29, has been charged with the murder of Joshua Owen Negri, 34, who died of an overdose.

The fatal overdose occurred April 25 on Pelham Way in Bibb County, according to the sheriff’s office.

Veal was already in the Bibb County Jail after he was charged with possessing a controlled substance and was being held without bond Wednesday.

The circumstances surrounding the incident were still under investigation Thursday. More information was expected to be released as it became available.

Anyone with information about this incident is being asked to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 or the Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.