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Posted on: May 3, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Fentanyl Poisoning Arrest


Riverside County Sheriff's Department Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Ryan Marcuse

File # T220790033


Tiffany Wright

On March 20, 2022, about 9:48 AM, Palm Desert Sheriff’s Station Deputies were dispatched to an unresponsive male adult call in the 46000 block of Ryway Pl. city of Palm Desert. Upon deputies' arrival, it was determined a 32-year-old male was deceased. The case was immediately assumed by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Overdose Death Investigations and Narcotics Unit (ODIN). It was determined the decedent, Cameron Bridges, was a victim of a Fentanyl poisoning. The investigation continued and Tiffany Wright, a 39-year-old resident from the city of Palm Desert, was identified as being the suspect responsible for selling the Fentanyl that killed Bridges.

On May 3, 2022, Wright was located by ODIN personnel as well as personnel assigned to the Coachella Valley Narcotics Task Force. Wright was taken into custody without incident and booked into the John Benoit Detention Center for Murder. This investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Master Investigator Robert Cornett at 951-955-1700. As a reminder, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department wants to remind citizens of the dangers of illicit narcotics many which may contain Fentanyl. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 100 times stronger than morphine and can cause death or serious bodily harm.

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