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Yavapai County Detectives Arrest A Man In New York State In Connection With The Death Of A Prescott Man In 2021

The Yavapai County Narcotics Task Force have arrested a suspect in the first case in the county of holding a drug dealer responsible for the death of someone to whom he sold drugs. County detectives arrested 38-year-old Filippo Alviano on December 7th in New York State after he fled across the country in October 2021. Alviano is being charged with negligent manslaughter and the sale and transfer of narcotic drugs for sale as part of the death of 28-year-old Trevor Rauch. Rauch died of a fentanyl overdose on August 3rd, 2021 after being given the drug by Alviano. That night Rauch texted Alviano after he was kicked out of the rehab center he was at and was just wandering the streets. He asked Alviano if he had any “blues.” They kept texting until they met up at Alviano’s home on Hillside Avenue in Prescott. Rauch was later seen at the Circle K on Willow Creek Road on surveillance cameras as he went into the restroom at around 11:49 p.m. Police were called to the store at 2:40 a.m. on a report of an unresponsive man in the restroom. The man was identified as Rauch. Later that morning detectives were contacted by police and said Rauch had fatally overdosed. Months of detective work since Rauch’s death led them to New York State where they found and arrested Aviano, who is now awaiting extradition back to Yavapai County to face charges in connection with Rauch’s death.

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