Two arrested after Indian Trail woman dies of fentanyl overdose

Both were charged with multiple felonies.
Kaylan Knight and Misty Davis were charged with multiple felonies by the Union County Sheriff's...
Kaylan Knight and Misty Davis were charged with multiple felonies by the Union County Sheriff's Office.(Union County Sheriff's Department)
Published: Mar. 31, 2022 at 3:58 PM EDT
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UNION COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - Two people were charged in the overdose death of an Indian Trail woman in December.

Rachel Bjelde died as a direct result of an overdose of fentanyl, according to detectives with the Union County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities identified Misty J. Davis, of Charlotte, as the distributor of the fentanyl. They arrested Davis and Kaylan N. Knight, of Waxhaw, on Wednesday, March 30 during a traffic stop.

Detectives seized trafficking quantities of fentanyl and methamphetamine and the two were subsequently arrested. Both face numerous charges including two counts of felony trafficking opium/heroin and one county of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule two controlled substance.

While at the Union County Jail, Davis was also charged with one count of felony death by distribution and one count of Felony PWIMSD Sch II CS for the offenses related to Bjelde’s death.

Both Davis and Knight were taken before a local judicial official and placed under secured bonds.

Davis received a secured bond of $1,000,000 and Knight received a secured bond of $200,000.

“The Union County Sheriff’s Office will continue to aggressively seek out narcotics traffickers who leave a path of death and destruction in their wake. Our ultimate goal is to rid our community of these deadly substances by sending a clear message to traffickers that narcotics are not welcome in Union County while also aiding users seeking assistance with substance abuse addiction,” said Sheriff Eddie Cathey.

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