Fentanyl Arrest

For Immediate Release
June 26 2024

***UPDATE*** MCTXSheriff Charges Drug Dealer with Second Murder Charge

On April 19, 2024, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office personnel responded to the address of 10000 block of Twin Circles in Montgomery, Texas in reference to a deceased person. Members of the Montgomery County Narcotics Enforcement Team (MOCONET) also responded to the scene to assist with the investigation due to indications that the individual may have died from an overdose of illicit narcotics. It was later confirmed that the decedent died of the toxic effects of Fentanyl.

Following a thorough investigation by MOCONET, Keian Cormier was identified as the suspect responsible for providing the Fentanyl that resulted in the fatal overdose. Cormier, who was already in custody facing charges for a previous Fentanyl-related death, has now been charged with a second count of Murder.

Beginning in 2019, MOCONET, along with Houston High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA), began working to address the trafficking of Fentanyl and its correlation with overdose deaths in Montgomery County. As of September 1, 2023, the 88th Regular Session of the Texas Legislator passed House Bill 6, which states that a person can be charged with “Fentanyl Murder” if they supply or distribute Fentanyl and it leads to the death of an individual. With the recent change, MOCONET has been able to file this charge with the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office.

MOCONET is a Houston High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force that includes the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, Montgomery County District Attorney's Office, Walker County Sheriff's Office, Walker County District Attorney's Office, Homeland Security Investigations, The Drug Enforcement Agency, and Texas Department of Public Safety.


original Release
May 23, 2024

MCTXSheriff Arrests Drug Dealer in Fentanyl Death for Murder

On March 16, 2024, members of the Montgomery County Narcotics Enforcement Team (MOCONET) responded to a residence on Barberry Street in Willis, Texas to assist MCSO Homicide and Violent Crimes with a death investigation. A twenty-one-year-old male was found deceased at the location, and evidence found on scene indicated that he may have overdosed from the use of illicit narcotics. It was later confirmed that the male died from toxic effects of Fentanyl.

As a result of an investigation conducted by MOCONET, the individual responsible for providing the Fentanyl to the deceased was identified as Keian Alexander Cormier. On May 21, 2024, Cormier was arrested by members of MOCONET, and transported to the Montgomery County Jail. Cormier is charged with Murder for supplying Fentanyl that resulted in death.

Beginning in 2019, MOCONET, along with Houston High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA), began working to address the trafficking of Fentanyl and its correlation with overdose deaths in Montgomery County. As of September 1, 2023, the 88th Regular Session of the Texas Legislator passed House Bill 6, which states that a person can be charged with “Fentanyl Murder” if they supply or distribute Fentanyl and it leads to death. With the recent change, MOCONET has been able to file this charge with the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office.

The Montgomery County Narcotics Enforcement Team (MOCONET) is a Houston High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force that includes the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, Montgomery County District Attorney's Office, Walker County Sheriff's Office, Walker County District Attorney's Office, Homeland Security Investigations, and Texas Department of Public Safety.

Booking photo of Keian Cormier

Information Source
Specialist Miranda Hahs
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
Administrative Services Division

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