California Man Arrested on Second Degree Murder Indictment Following 2019 Overdose Death

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Kevin Van Lam
Kevin Van Lam

From Metro Nashville Police March 2, 2023

A California man suspected of dealing deadly fentanyl-laced pills to a local man in 2019 is now jailed in Nashville on a grand jury indictment for second-degree murder, among other charges.

The investigation that led to the identification of Kevin Van Lam, 31, of Long Beach, CA, as a suspected dangerous narcotics dealer began with the December 2019 death of Gregory McLaughlin, 38, who was found unresponsive in a parking lot on Gallatin Pike. East Precinct detectives developed information that Lam had sold the pills to McLaughlin that were responsible for his overdose.

Lam was arrested in Los Angeles County on the outstanding grand jury indictment, which also included money laundering and delivery of a controlled substance charges. He was booked into the Davidson County jail last week.
He is currently being held in lieu of $150,000 bond.

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