Vendor Charged for Promoting Fentanyl Tablets to Cop Linked to De Niro Grandson’s Demise

  • The girl accused of promoting drugs to Robert De Niro’s grandson additionally offered to an undercover cop, prosecutors say.
  • In keeping with an indictment, Sophia Marks offered 50 fentanyl-laced oxycodone drugs after Leandro De Niro-Rodriguez died.
  • Marks didn’t enter a plea in her first court docket look.

Lower than two weeks after promoting Leandro De Niro-Rodriguez the fentanyl-laced tablet that allegedly killed him, 20-year-old Sophia Marks offered 50 suspected counterfeit fentanyl-laced oxycodone drugs to an undercover cop, prosecutors alleged in an indictment filed Friday.

The charging doc, which outlines three separate felony counts associated to drug distribution, accuses Marks of promoting three counterfeit oxycodone drugs with fentanyl and two tablets of Xanax to De Niro-Rodriguez, who died of an overdose after ingesting one of many oxycodone drugs.

Quickly afterward, Marks met an undercover police officer, the indictment says.

“[Marks] offered a complete of fifty suspected counterfeit oxycodone drugs to an undercover police officer,” the doc says. “On or about July 13, 2023, following her second sale to the [undercover officer], [Marks] was arrested and located to be in possession of roughly 156 extra suspected counterfeit oxycodone drugs and roughly $1,500 in money.”

Marks was arrested on Friday morning within the case linked to the loss of life of De Niro-Rodriguez, the son of actor Robert De Niro.

The 19-year-old De Niro-Rodriguez died in his decrease Manhattan residence on July 2, in response to police.

Marks — nicknamed by nameless legislation enforcement sources in tabloids because the “Percocet Princess” — appeared in federal court docket on Friday afternoon with a federal public defender and didn’t enter a plea, in response to Interior Metropolis Press.

“The arrest was important as a result of, as we allege, Marks knew the drugs might kill, and he or she continued promoting them anyway. The investigation is ongoing,” Manhattan US Lawyer Damian Williams mentioned in a press release. “Fentanyl is now the primary killer of People between the ages of 18 and 49. Greater than most cancers, automotive accidents, or gun violence. It’s a legislation enforcement disaster and a public well being disaster. And we’re doing every part we are able to to cease it.”

In keeping with the indictment, Marks texted De Niro-Rodriguez at 1:50 p.m. on July 2, “lengthy after the medication had been delivered” to him.

“u good?” she wrote, in accordance the indictment.

“The Sufferer by no means responded,” the indictment says.