Another person of interest being sought in Olivehurst drug murder

Apr 12, 2016 12:46 PM by News Staff

Police this morning are still investigating a drug deal gone wrong that ended in the death of one Yuba County man.

It happened Sunday night on Calistoga way in Olivehurst, south of Marysville.

Sheriff's investigators say the arrangement to meet was made on a social media website.

Daniel Peters, 22, and Randall Orway, 44, were meeting to sell marijuana to Kenneth Smith, 28, of Citrus Heights.

Something went wrong and gunshots were exchanged. Smith died in the shooting.

Peters and Orway were arrested and booked for sales of marijuana and manufacturing honey oil but Orway has since been released.

No charges have been filed in the shooting and deputies are searching for a white man spotted fleeing the scene Sunday in a gold colored Hyundai.


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