Franklin Co. Sheriff addresses homicide case, fentanyl overdose
FRANKLIN CO., Va. (WSET) -- The Sheriff of Franklin County held a town hall for concerned families Thursday evening.
Sheriff Bill Overton says some residents were concerned there may be a perpetrator on the loose following the murder of 30 year old Brittany Freeny earlier this month.
He said that is not the case and told ABC13 that he believes charges are on the horizon for a person of interest named in the death of Freeny.
Last week, we reported a man named Lamarre Camper was identified as possibly being in the company of Freeny before she went missing earlier this month.
According to her sister, Freeny got into a blue minivan with Camper, at an apartment complex where they both lived separately.
Search warrants show when Camper returned home that night, he immediately took a shower and that his wife said she saw blood and smelled bleach in the van.
"We certainly have a person of interest named. We do believe that charges are forthcoming as to the murder of Brittany Freeny. We're very confident that we're going to bring this thing to closure," said Sheriff Overton.
Camper was arrested in Raleigh, North Carolina where he was charged with arson.
The Sheriff also touched on the danger of Fetanyl in the county.
He says someone overdosed recently and tested positive for the highly-potent, synthetic opioid pain medication.
His deputies are all now stocked with the antidote Narcan.
"We never would've thought we probably would've been carrying this particular antidote to be able to do this but we've used it 12 times. That number is probably in the higher levels," added Sheriff Overton.
He also added there's some discussion now of testing fetanyl in the field, but that certain legal issues would first need to be addressed.