Felony charges filed against an accused drug dealer following a deadly fentanyl overdose

BLOOMINGTON – Felony charges were filed last week against an accused drug dealer following a deadly fentanyl-related overdose in an apartment building on North Walnut Street in October 2020.

Andrew Estep

When police arrived at the apartment they found 24-year-old Andrew Estep dead. According to an autopsy report, Estep died from fentanyl poisoning.

Garrett Hacker

According to court records, investigators recovered numerous Facebook messages between 26-year-old Garrett Hacker, of Huntington, and Estep arranging the drug deal.

Surveillance video also showed Hacker leaving the victim’s apartment before the death.

Hacker is currently serving prison time with the Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to a felony charge of dealing a narcotic drug out of Wayne County. Police found Hacker with 162 grams of drugs, 82 grams of cocaine, and 80 grams of heroin. Judge Charles Todd Jr. sentenced Hacker to 15 years with five years suspended to probation as stipulated by the plea deal, according to court records. Hacker received credit for 385 total days served in jail. The earliest he can be released in that case is 2029.

Hacker is now facing a new charge of dealing with a controlled substance resulting in death.