Two Fentanyl Overdoses in Montgomery County Lead to Double Murder Charges

Two Fentanyl Overdoses in Montgomery County Lead to Double Murder Charges
Keian Cormier

On March 16, 2024, the Montgomery County Narcotics Enforcement Team (MOCONET) responded to a residence on Barberry Street in Willis, Texas, to assist the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Homicide and Violent Crimes unit with a death investigation. A 21-year-old male was found deceased at the location, with evidence suggesting an overdose from illicit narcotics. It was later confirmed that the male died from the toxic effects of Fentanyl.

MOCONET’s investigation identified Keian Alexander Cormier as the individual responsible for providing the Fentanyl. On May 21, 2024, Cormier was arrested and transported to the Montgomery County Jail, charged with Murder for supplying the Fentanyl that led to the death.

On April 19, 2024, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office personnel responded to a deceased person in the 10000 block of Twin Circles in Montgomery, Texas. MOCONET assisted with the investigation, which indicated another Fentanyl overdose. This death was also confirmed to be due to the toxic effects of Fentanyl.

Following a thorough investigation, Cormier was identified as the suspect responsible for providing the Fentanyl in this case as well. Already in custody for the previous Fentanyl-related death, Cormier now faces a second Murder charge.


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.