Karma Greenlee Obituary, Death – The Watauga County Sheriff’s Office, Boone Fire Department, and Watauga Medics responded to 1571 Little Laurel Road Boone, NC 28607 at 9:30 am on March 14, 2023 in response to a reported drug overdose. Karma Lea Greenlee, the victim, was taken to Watauga Medical Center where she eventually died from fentanyl overdose complications. The suspected overdose was the subject of an investigation by the detectives of the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office.
The investigation was assisted by the Boone Police Department, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office, and the Hickory Police Department. William Michael Oxentine of Johnson County, Tennessee, and Angelina Miller of Catawba County, North Carolina were the two suspects named for the sale and distribution of the Fentanyl that murdered Karma Lea Greenlee.
The Watauga County District Attorney’s Office was presented with the case after the inquiry was finished, and charges were approved there. Then, warrants were obtained for the arrests of William Oxentine and Angelina Miller on charges of death by distribution. On June 3, 2023, Angelina Miller was arrested in Alexander County. The Alexander County Magistrate’s Office then granted her a $500,000 secured bond and scheduled her court appearance for June 28 at 9:00 AM in Watauga County District Court.
On unrelated allegations from outside Tennessee, William Oxentine is currently being detained in the Carter County Tennessee Detention Facility. Once Oxentine has completed his present sentence in Tennessee for the unrelated offences, the Death by Distribution case will be brought against him.
Due to the widespread circulation of fentanyl, overdose deaths in Watauga County have significantly increased. To stop further needless fatalities, detectives and officers have put a lot of effort into finding the sources and distributors. The offense of Death by Distribution has never been charged in Watauga County before. The Greenlees’ friends and family as well as all friends and families who have lost a loved one as a result of the fentanyl pandemic are all recipients of the sincere sympathy and condolences of the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office.