A Portland man is facing a Level 1 felony count in connection with another Portland man’s death from an incident involving drugs.

Luis J. Perez, 31, 128 W. 3rd St., was charged with dealing in a controlled substance resulting in death, a Level 1 felony, Jan. 11 in Jay Circuit Court for the death of David R. Riley.

Perez is being held on a $55,000 bond in Jay County Jail.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed in connection with the case, Portland police received a 911 call regarding a possible overdose Sept. 6 at 904 N. Franklin St. When officers arrived, they found David R. Riley on the floor.

Riley was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Riley’s 12-year-old son told police they were watching a movie when he noticed his father was unconscious. An autopsy reported the cause of his death was a mixture of several drugs, including fentanyl.

Riley’s roommate, Donald W. Burress, said in a police interview Dec. 27 he saw a red Durango pull in front of their home about 11 a.m. and heard Riley and the driver go into the bathroom. About an hour later, Riley’s son informed him Riley was not breathing.

Police interviewed Perez, who drives a red Durango. According to the affidavit, Perez said he sold Riley two capsules earlier Sept. 6. He said Riley inhaled the contents of one of the capsules.

In Indiana, a Level 1 felony carries a 20 to 40-year sentence, with an advisory sentence of 30 years.