Man, 44, charged in Westland man's opioid death
Westland — A man is facing a felony charge in the opioid overdose death of a Westland man in late May, the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office said.
Daryl Arnold, 44, was charged with delivery of a controlled substance causing death and has been jailed as his case proceeds, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said in a statement.
The victim, a 42-year-old Westland man, was found dead by his parents on May 22, and the cause of death was determined to be heroin and fentanyl toxicity.
At his arraignment Friday in Westland's 18th District Court, Arnold was given a bond of $50,000. He's due in court on Sept. 5 for a probable cause conference and his preliminary examination is on Sept. 12.
Arnold is also facing three charges of delivery of a controlled substance, less than 50 grams, in an unrelated incident that occurred on May 24 in Wayne.
Arnold is due for a probable cause conference in that case on Sept. 10 at 29th District Court in Wayne. He was given a $10,000 bond.
Arnold's attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
In Nov. 1996, Arnold was found not guilty in a jury trial in Detroit for second-degree murder and felony firearm.