GALVESTON

A Conroe man was arrested Tuesday and charged in connection with what police allege was a drug-induced death in October.

Samuel Post, 28, of Conroe, is accused of killing Vincent Zahorik, of Galveston, on Oct. 19, by injecting him with fentanyl at a house in the 1400 block of Avenue G, according to the Galveston Police Department.

Post and Zahorik knew each other before Zahorik's death, according to a probable cause affidavit released Thursday.

In interviews with police in December, Post told investigators he bought narcotics for himself and Zahorik and then injected the drugs into Zahorik's arm, according to the affidavit.

Post told investigators he didn't mean to kill Zahorik and tried to help Zahorik when he went into distress, according to the affidavit.

The charging documents accuse Post of committing an act "clearly dangerous to human life."

Post was arrested at the Harris County Jail on Tuesday and transferred to the Galveston County Jail on the murder warrant, according to court records. He was listed as homeless. He was arrested in Houston in December on evading arrest charges, according to court record.

Post previously was arrested in Galveston County in 2018, when he was accused of stealing a gun from a truck in Texas City. He pleaded guilty and  was sentenced to four years in prison in February 2020. Prison records indicate he was transferred to the state prison in Huntsville in March and then released on parole in April.

— John Wayne Ferguson

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; john.ferguson@galvnews.com or on Twitter @johnwferguson.

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Bridget Moore

It's spelled Fentanyl

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