Three young professionals died in New York City in one day after ingesting drugs laced with fentanyl from drug dealer Billy Ortega.
The victims had all contacted Ortega for cocaine, but the drugs they received contained lethal doses of fentanyl.
The families of the victims have come together to cope with their loss and raise awareness about the dangers of buying drugs from unknown sources.
Prosecutors are investigating how the victims obtained the drugs and are looking to charge Ortega with drug-related murder.
Fentanyl overdoses are becoming increasingly common in New York City, with someone dying from a fentanyl-related death every three hours on average.