MCTX Sheriff Arrests Drug Dealer in Fentanyl Death for Murder in Willis

By: Miranda Hahs/Specialist
| Published 05/23/2024

Keian Cormier

WILLIS, TX -- 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.

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