Woman accused of selling drugs charged with 2nd degree murder

Amanda Allen – Picture courtesy of the Huntersville Police Department

PRESS RELEASE

Huntersville Police have charged a suspect with Second Degree Murder, Sale of a Controlled Substance: Schedule II (2 counts), Deliver of a Controlled Substance: Schedule II (2 counts), and Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Manufacture, Sell or Deliver Schedule II (2 counts).

On Monday, May 29, 2017, Huntersville Police responded to a residence on Dallas Street in Huntersville, in reference to a report of an Assist MEDIC. Billy Ray Bullabough was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced deceased on the same day.

During the course of the investigation into the death of Billy Bullabough, it was determined he purchased illegal narcotics from Amanda Leigh Allen (DOB: 06/15/1978). Huntersville Police began investigating Amanda Allen and charged her with several unrelated drug offenses on June 8, 2017.

Autopsy results received on August 24, 2017 confirmed Billy Bullabough’s cause of death to be “Fentanyl toxicity.” At the conclusion of an extensive 3-month investigation, Amanda Allen was charged with Second Degree Murder and various drug offenses for her involvement in the death of Billy Ray Bullabough.

The Huntersville Police Department is committed to investigating any distribution of Fentanyl in the Town of Huntersville.

The Huntersville Police Department would like to remind everyone of the dangers of Fentanyl. Fentanyl is a potent synthetic opioid drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use as an analgesic (pain relief) and anesthetic. Fentanyl is approximately 100 times more potent than morphine and 50 times more potent than heroin as an analgesic. More information can be found at the following website: https://www.dea.gov/druginfo/fentanyl.shtml.

Anyone with information about this case should contact Sergeant Ryan Smith of the Huntersville Police Department at 704-464-5400 or North Mecklenburg Crime Stoppers at 704-896-7867. You can also visit http://www.northmeckcrimestoppers.org.

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