“27-year-old Woman Arrested for Selling Fentanyl to Deceased Man”

By | July 21, 2023



A 27-year-old woman from Sutter County has been arrested and charged with murder after allegedly selling fentanyl to a man who died from an overdose. The Yuba City Police Department announced the arrest on Wednesday.

The investigation began on July 5 when police officers responded to a report of a deceased man. The man, identified as Jesus Chavez, was found in the 200 block of Wilbur Avenue. It was later determined that Chavez had received a fatal dose of fentanyl allegedly supplied by Courtney Robinson.

A week after Chavez’s death, an undercover agent contacted Robinson and arranged to meet her under the pretense of buying fentanyl. Robinson was subsequently arrested on July 12 in Sutter. During her arrest, she was found to be in possession of approximately 2.4 grams of fentanyl.

Robinson was arraigned in Sutter Superior Court on July 14 and is facing felony charges of second-degree murder and possession for sale of a controlled substance.

This arrest is part of a growing trend of law enforcement and prosecutors cracking down on those who sell fentanyl, a highly potent opioid that is 50 times stronger than heroin. Just earlier this month, the first defendant in California was convicted of fentanyl-related murder in a case where a 15-year-old girl from Roseville overdosed.

The arrest serves as a reminder of the dangers of fentanyl and the efforts being made to hold accountable those who contribute to the opioid crisis. Law enforcement agencies are working tirelessly to address the issue and prevent further overdoses and deaths caused by this dangerous drug.


As the investigation continues, it is hoped that justice will be served and that this arrest will serve as a deterrent to those involved in the illegal distribution of fentanyl..