Richards, Condra Charged In Drug Overdose Death; Victim Had Toxic Level Of Fentanyl

Friday, February 26, 2021
Marshal Dale Richards
Marshal Dale Richards

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics and Special Operations Division has concluded an investigation into a Dec. 8, 2020 death in the Lakesite area resulting from a drug overdose with the arrest of two local men. 

 

Marshal Dale Richards, 41, from Soddy Daisy, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder with a bond of $125,000, and criminal conspiracy heroin for resale with a bond of $25,000.

 

James Chad Condra, 36, from Soddy Daisy, was arrested and charged with criminal conspiracy heroin for resale with a bond of $25,000. 

 

Detectives said they went on Dec.

8 to 2201 Glengarrie Dr., where Timothy "Brian" Daniel, 36, had been found unresponsive in a bathroom. He was taken to Memorial in Hixson where he was pronounced dead.

 

His daughter said she had been fishing nearby and she heard her father tell "Marshal" on the phone to bring him three "Roxys." Afterward, she said he was found in the bathroom when he did not return to fish with them.

 

Detectives said a cigarette pack containing small individual packs of suspected heroin was found on the floor of the bathroom. 

 

The medical examiner found that the victim had a toxic level of fentanyl in his system.

 

Detectives later went to the residence at 10541 Dodd Cemetery Road, where Richards lives with Amanda Millsaps Reno. In his bedroom, they found six grams of suspected heroin, two spoons, a cut straw, elastic arm bands, digital scales, used cotton balls with residue, jewelry bags with some containing suspected heroin residue, clear bags, four glass pipes, a Stevens shotgun with four buckshot rounds and a box of .40 caliber ammunition.

 

On Richards, they found 1.2 grams of suspected meth, nine packages of suspected heroin, and digital scales.

 

Richards said he purchased the heroin earlier that day from someone for $700. He said the shotgun and other items were his. 

 

He said when he buys heroin he and Ms. Reno will "watch over each other when taking it." He said the heroin at times will have fentanyl laced with it. He said when they are together he will inject the heroin first while Ms. Reno watches over him with Narcan. If he shows no signs of problems, she will inject and he would watch over her.

 

Richards said on Dec. 8 that Daniel had called him over. He said he and "Driver" (Chad Condra) went to the Daniel residence, but he denied selling him anything. 

 

Ms. Reno, in a separate interview, said Daniel had called that day asking for heroin. She said while Richards was making up the pack she stopped him and said they needed to cut the heroin more "because Brian is a lightweight and can't handle much." She said she and Richards used baby teething tablets to cut the heroin for Daniel.

 

She said Condra was at their house at the time. She said they owed Condra $20 for driving them around that day and they made an agreement that Condra would get $20 from the sale of heroin to Daniel.

 

Ms. Reno said she and Richards were in the back seat of Condra's truck when they pulled into the Daniels driveway. She said Daniel walked out to the truck. She said she did not see who gave him the heroin. 

 

Detectives said they sought to talk with Condra but he did not show on two separate dates.

 

 

 

 

James Chad Condra
James Chad Condra

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