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Utah County Man Accused of Supplying Fentanyl that Killed a Woman During Christmas is Federally Charged

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah – A Utah County man was ordered to remain in custody today by a U.S. Magistrate Judge following the death of a woman on Christmas day after he allegedly supplied her with fentanyl.  On May 1, 2024, a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging the defendant.

According to court documents, Jared Kory Titcomb, 28, of Spanish Fork, Utah, allegedly distributed fentanyl to a victim on Christmas Eve, 2023. As a result of using the fentanyl, the victim was found dead by a family member on Christmas morning. During the investigation, law enforcement found that the victim reached out to Titcomb on Christmas Eve to purchase fentanyl. The investigation also showed the victim died of a drug overdose and that she had fentanyl in her system at the time of her death. 

Titcomb is charged with distribution of fentanyl resulting in death. His initial court appearance on the indictment was May 7, 2024, before a U.S. Magistrate Judge at the United States District Courthouse in downtown Salt Lake City. 

U.S. Attorney, Trina A. Higgins, of the District of Utah made the announcement.

The case is being investigated by the Spanish Fork Police Department and the Utah County Major Crimes Task Force. 

Special Assistant United States Attorney Peter Reichman of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Utah is prosecuting the case. 

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

An indictment is merely an allegation and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. 


Felicia Martinez
Public Affairs Specialist
(801) 325-3237
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Updated May 7, 2024

Project Safe Neighborhoods
Press Release Number: 24-52