Woman faces murder charge over fentanyl death in Florida Keys

Deputies arrested Alexis Joy Sather on Sept. 21 and she was being held without bond on Thursday in Monroe County. (MCSO)

MIAMI – A 23-year-old woman was facing a murder charge on Thursday in the Florida Keys after detectives accused her of selling the fentanyl that caused a 53-year-old woman’s death.

Deputies held Alexis Joy Sather, of Marathon, without bond for the murder of Amanda Roberts, who deputies found dead on Sept. 2 at her home in Grassy Key.

“Quit selling this poison in our community,” Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay said in a statement on Wednesday after a medical examiner reported Roberts died of a fentanyl and diazepam overdose.

Deputies had already arrested Sather on Sept. 21 on charges of distributing heroin, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, and distribution of fentanyl, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. Records show she is being held without bond.

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