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News | Oct. 26, 2023

Investigation Into Death of Army Spouse Leads to Arrests

By The Department of the Army Criminal Investigation Division #23-16

QUANTICO, Va. (October 26, 2023) - In May of 2023, the Department of the Army Criminal Investigation Division, Central Texas Field Office, responded to the death of Cameron Mann, also known as Cameron Chamberlain, the 27-year-old spouse of Fort Cavazos Soldier, Spc. Craig Chamberlain. 

With the help of forensic testing and partner agencies, the Army CID investigation indicated she died due to fentanyl poisoning. 

The ensuing investigation identified a criminal conspiracy involving individuals in Central Texas and Puerto Rico who were responsible for transporting over two pounds of fentanyl pills into the Central Texas area, some of which were attributed to her death. 

Four individuals have been arrested on criminal charges for their alleged involvement in fentanyl trafficking and her tragic death. 

”Army CID Special Agents and our law enforcement partners take into account all possibilities, circumstances, relevant evidence, and incidents that are discovered and related to an investigation.” said Special Agent-in-Charge Maria Thomas, Army CID Central Texas Field Office, “the results of this investigation show that our agents, and those of our partner agencies, are relentless in their pursuit of bringing to justice those who would harm a member of our Army community.” 

Army CID was assisted by the Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Homeland Security Investigations, the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigation Division, the Killeen Police Department, the Copperas Cove Police Department, Puerto Rico Police Department, and the United States Marshals Service. 

For more information about the arrests, read the full Department of Justice release at Four alleged fentanyl traffickers arrested in connection to army spouse death.