Lexington woman charged with manslaughter after allegedly selling 'pure fentanyl' pills to Richmond man

Fields, Cynthia.jpg
Posted at 12:15 PM, Jan 09, 2023

(LEX 18) — A Lexington woman is being charged with manslaughter in the second degree after allegedly selling counterfeit pills that contained pure fentanyl to a Richmond man, which resulted in his death, in February 2022.

Detectives identified Cynthia Fields as the woman who sold fentanyl pills to George Sparks in February.

According to a complaint warrant, officials found Sparks' cell phone and material on the phone indicated a drug transaction was made between Fields and Sparks on February 21, 2022, in Lexington. Detectives also found an "extensive" amount of evidence on Fields' phone that she was trafficking drugs, according to the complaint warrant.

After reviewing Sparks' toxicological report, detectives confirmed Sparks had a lethal amount of fentanyl in his body at the time of his death.

Fields' bond is set at $100,000 cash only.