Boston man charged in connection with fatal Waltham overdoses

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WALTHAM — Following an investigation into two fatal overdoses in Waltham, authorities have charged Jourdan Henderson, 35, of Boston, with possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and oxycodone.

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Waltham Chief of Police Kevin O’Connell confirmed the charges after Massachusetts State Police Detectives and Waltham Police were called to a Lexington Street apartment complex on April 7 for a report of an apparent overdose.

There, they found two adult men deceased, along with a white powdery substance that tested positive for cocaine and fentanyl.

Further investigation, including a forensic analysis of the deceased men’s phones, revealed text messages suggesting drug transactions.

These exchanges were believed to be between the victims and Henderson, discussing deals and payments on the morning of the overdoses.

Undercover officers arranged a meeting with Henderson, pretending to buy narcotics.

During the encounter, police reportedly found nine oxycodone pills, approximately seven grams of a substance believed to be fentanyl-laced cocaine, $2,500 in cash, and items typically used for drug packaging and distribution.

Henderson has been arraigned in Waltham District Court and is being held on $1,000 bail.

His next court appearance is scheduled for May 30.

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