SLO County woman allegedly sold drugs, charged with murder

May 17, 2023

Brandi Turner


A 50-year-old resident of the Oklahoma Avenue Safe Parking facility is in jail for allegedly selling drugs that killed a Templeton man, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday.

On Oct. 27, 2022, a caller reported finding a body behind the old county animal services building on Oklahoma Avenue. Deputies identified the victim as 31-year-old Quinn Hall of Templeton, who had died of a fentanyl overdose.

During their investigation, detectives discovered that shortly before Hall died, Brandi Turner allegedly sold him fentanyl, which led to his death.

Deputies arrested Turner on Monday and booked her in the SLO County Jail on multiple charges including murder, narcotics sales, possession of brass knuckles and possession of a controlled substance.

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Sounds like the Oklahoma Avenue Safe Parking Facility isn’t particularly safe. Another black eye for a government experiment in accommodating the homeless. Hopefully the arrest of drug & death dealing Brandi “brass knuckles” Turner returns some safety and boredom to the “safe” parking facility. Her being held on a murder charge, among others, is totally appropriate. An average of 115 Californians die every week as a result of Fentanyl poisoning (2021 stats).

Everybody’s quick to criticize homeless programs like they have a better idea. They don’t. We’re all learning the hard way, citizens, cities, counties, non-profits… And Mr. Hall clearly wanted to get high, and that comes with a risk. Charging low-level drug dealers who don’t know what they’re selling with murder is a stretch.

I would think involuntary manslaughter would be the correct charge.

don’t sell drugs. Low Level? It’s High enough to kill a fellow American.

This had absolutely nothing to do with government. A drug dealer sold drugs and is being held accountable by the government. The government arrested the suspect, The Government filed charges, The Government is holding the drug dealer responsible, The government is going to prosecute and hopefully convict and then the Government will hold this person in a Government facility away from the civilian population so she can do no more harm. If the government would not have acted, She’d still be on the streets selling drug.

Would you rather she was parked in a neighborhood near a school, or playground?