A Pittsburgh man has been charged with causing a mass overdose at an early Sunday morning afterparty that led to the deaths of three people. Four others who also overdosed were transported to the hospital following the incident that occurred at an apartment on the city’s South Side after an event at a nearby nightclub.
Authorities say that Peter Montalvo, who is also known as Carlos, has been charged by federal prosecutors with illegal drug distribution resulting in death and serious bodily injury and could face up to 20 years to life in prison if convicted.
According to the criminal complaint, Montalvo and several others were at a home at the Southside Works City Apartments at about 2 a.m. Sunday morning after leaving the nearby Insomnia Discotec. Montalvo reportedly “was showing off all the money he had” before opening up a box and scooping out a large quantity of what partygoers believed to be cocaine, according to a report in the New York Daily News.
He then circulated through the party, offering the white powder to others on a knife and letting them sniff it.
“People immediately began to ‘drop’ and suffer adverse effects,” police officers wrote in the