HEROIN HIGHWAY TO HELL: Kali Provost Sentenced In Opioid Overdose Death of John Hile
RICHMOND, VA. – Passing out lethal drugs to friends in exchange for money was deadly for a Westmoreland County man in 2017 and now the person who caused his death is going to federal prison.
On Monday, September 17, 2018, Kali R. Provost, 29, of Oak Grove, Va., was sentenced to six years in federal prison on her conviction in June of possession with the intent to distribute Oxymorphone which she had obtained with a valid prescription
The charge and subsequent judicial proceedings originated from an overdose on September 06, 2017 which involved the death of John H. Hile in the 100th block of Popes Creek Avenue in Westmoreland County.
According to Westmoreland County Sheriff C.O. Balderson, the investigation conducted by Westmoreland County Sheriff Master Detective William R. Lewko resulted in the case being adopted at the federal level. Once adopted, the Drug Enforcement Administration assisted.
According to court documents, Kali Rose Provost, 29, obtained 90 Oxymorphone pills and 45 Oxycodone pills on Sept. 6, 2017, with a valid prescription. Later that evening, Provost offered to sell some of her pills to a friend, John Hile, and anyone else he knew. Provost then went to Hile’s house where she distributed Oxymorphone to Hile, who crushed the Oxymorphone and sniffed it. Hile died in the early morning hours of Sept. 7, 2017, of Oxymorphone toxicity.
Oxymorphone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain in people whose pain is not controlled with other medications. Oxymorphone is in a class of medications called opiate (narcotic) analgesics.
Oxymorphone is an opioid analgesic with actions and uses similar to those of MORPHINE, apart from an absence of cough suppressant activity.
John Henry Hile, 33, of Montross, Virginia died on Thursday, September 7, 2017. He worked as an RV Detailer at Magnum RV in Montross.
Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, Scott W. Hoernke, Acting Special Agent in Charge for the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Washington Field Division, Colonel Gary T. Settle, Virginia State Police Superintendent, and C.O. Balderson, Westmoreland County Sheriff, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge M. Hannah Lauck. Assistant U.S. Attorney Olivia L. Norman prosecuted the case.