Las Vegas jail inmate accused of sharing fentanyl, killing cellmate, storing drugs inside himself

Man booked on probation violation hid bag inside of himself, documents say

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A jail inmate allegedly provided a lethal dose of fentanyl to his cellmate in the Clark County Detention Center — and then hid the bag inside of himself, leading to a deadly overdose and a murder charge, the 8 News Now Investigators have learned.

Prosecutors allege Timothy Oliver, 32, provided the drugs that killed Dylan Isi, 30. Isi died on Oct. 24, 2023, from acute fentanyl toxicity, the Clark County coroner’s office confirmed. His manner of death was ruled an accident.

Chief Deputy District Attorney Michael Schwartzer filed an amended criminal complaint earlier this month, charging Oliver with second-degree murder, possession of a controlled substance by a state prisoner, and sale of a controlled substance, according to documents the 8 News Now Investigators obtained.

On Oct. 19, Oliver was seen on video surveillance retrieving a small bag of cocaine and fentanyl “from the back of his pants,” and then snorting the substance in the holding cell, documents said.

FILE - A vial containing 2mg of fentanyl, is displayed at the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Testing and Research Laboratory in Sterling, Va., Aug. 9, 2016. The US is announcing a series of indictments and sanctions against 14 people and 14 firms across China and Canada related to the import of fentanyl into the United States. It's one of the biggest actions the Biden administration has taken against the trafficking of the deadly drug. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
FILE – A vial containing 2mg of fentanyl, is displayed at the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Testing and Research Laboratory in Sterling, Va., Aug. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

Isi then inhales the substance as well, the video shows, a corrections officer wrote in a report the 8 News Now Investigators obtained.

About 20 minutes later, two corrections officers conducting rounds witnessed Isi having a medical emergency and called for help, documents said. Paramedics resuscitated Isi and brought him to University Medical Center. Isi died at the hospital days later.

Officers strip-searched Oliver, finding the bag of cocaine and fentanyl in his anal cavity, documents said. There was no mention in the report of any medical issue Oliver may have suffered from the fentanyl.

Oliver was in jail on a probation violation, records said. Just two weeks before the incident, Clark County District Court Judge Eric Johnson sentenced Oliver to two years’ probation for a charge of attempted burglary.

A person walks outside the Clark County Detention Center. (KLAS)

It was unclear what led to Oliver’s probation violation and subsequent booking into the jail. Because of the probation violation, Oliver was sentenced to 18-48 months in the Nevada Department of Corrections.

Isi was booked into the jail on Oct. 18, the day before the incident, and “placed on a detoxification protocol in a holding cell,” documents said. It was unclear why Thursday as no criminal case against him was filed and there were no apparent probation violations.

It was unclear how Oliver allegedly brought the bag of cocaine and fentanyl into the jail or if someone in the jail provided it to him. It was also unclear if the bag was inside of him before Isi’s overdose as the report only indicates he retrieved the bag “from the back of his pants.”

In 2023, 302 people died from overdoses involving fentanyl in Clark County — a 28% increase from 2022, according to the latest data from the Southern Nevada Health District.

A booking photo for Oliver was not immediately available. Representatives for CCDC did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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