Arson homicide suspect faces new jail contraband charge after deputies say they found nearly 100 pills on him

One of the teens suspected of setting fire to a Green Valley Ranch home and killing five people inside faces four new felony charges for allegedly possessing dozens of illegal pills in the Denver jail.

Kevin Bui, 18, was caught with 92 blue pills suspected to be fentanyl after another person in his jail housing pod overdosed on June 4, according to a Denver police probable cause statement.

Sheriff’s deputies found the pills in small baggies in Bui’s sock and pants, according to police. The document does not state how Bui obtained the pills.

Prosecutors charged Bui with four felonies: possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, possession of contraband, tampering with evidence and possession of a controlled substance.

Bui was scheduled to be arraigned in the arson case Thursday morning, but his defense attorneys postponed the hearing so they could deal with the new drug charges.

The arraignment was rescheduled to 1:30 p.m. July 28.

Bui told investigators that he set fire to the Green Valley Ranch home because he thought someone who robbed him of his phone lived there, according to police testimony in the case.

Bui’s sister, Tanya Bui, in February pleaded guilty to federal drug and gun charges. Prosecutors have said that the siblings dealt drugs together.

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