Arrested Thursday afternoon were: Travis Lee Black, 30, of Eighth Street, Winnsboro; David Marion McDonald, 34, 12th Street, Winnsboro; Christina Foster Sendlenski, 40, Oak Street, Winnsboro; Aaron Sendlenski, 41, Oak Street, Winnsboro; and Darlene Tate, 51, Fairview Road, Winnsboro.
“Investigators with the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office and the 6th Circuit Solicitor’s Office have concluded an in-depth investigation surrounding the circumstances which led to the death of Peyton Marthers,” the Sheriff’s Office said. “In the days and hours leading up to Marthers’ death, the below named individuals did supply alcohol and controlled substances to Peyton Marthers and contributed to circumstances which led to the accidental overdose of Peyton Marthers.”
Black has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, distribution of a controlled substance, distribution of a controlled substance to persons under 18, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and transfer of alcohol to a minor.
McDonald has been charged with three counts of distribution of a controlled substance, distribution of a controlled substance to persons under 18 and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Christina Sendlenski has been charged with distribution of a controlled substance and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Aaron Sendlenski has been charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Tate was charged with two counts of distribution of a controlled substance.
“We’re not alleging at all that anyone intentionally set out to kill her, but they created an environment where this could happen,” said Brad Douglas, of the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office.
Tate was arrested after narcotics investigators were able to determine that one of the controlled substances found in Marthers’ toxicology report came from her.
Marthers was found lying on the front porch of a home at 230 Oak St. by Sheriff’s deputies on May 23. She was still breathing at the time, but was unresponsive, the incident report stated.
She was transported by Fairfield County EMS to Fairfield Memorial Hospital where she later died.
The report also stated that deputies received information that Marthers had been drinking alcohol on top of a prescription tranquilizer. A morphine patch had been applied to Marthers’ body, as well, the report stated.
The morphine patch was later revealed to be a Fentanyl patch, a powerful narcotic pain reliever.
The toxicology report revealed a mixture of drugs in Marthers’ system, but no alcohol. The death was ruled accidental by overdose by the coroner’s office.
At press time, Black and McDonald had both been denied bond and were being held at the Fairfield County Detention Center. Christina Sendlenski was also being held at FCDT on a $15,000 bond.
Aaron Sendlenski and Tate were both out on bond.