Leandro De Niros suspected drug dealer allegedly warned late teen about fentanyl-laced pills

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The woman who’s been arrested in connection to the suspected overdose of Leandro De Niro allegedly warned the teen about the fentanyl-laced pills she’s believed to have sold him.

After investigators found drugs and paraphernalia — including cocaine, a straw with residue and two different kinds of pills — alongside De Niro’s lifeless body in his New York City apartment on July 2, they decided to go through his phone.

According to the criminal complaint obtained Friday by Page Six, cops discovered texts between Sophia Marks, 20, and the 19-year-old grandson of “deeply distressed” Robert De Niro regarding the purchase of counterfeit oxycodone and Xanax just days before his death.

In one particularly eerie message, Marks allegedly asked, “Do you r[eal]ly need them … I [don’t] wanna kill u,” later adding, “I j[ust] don’t like serving u them cuz they not script.”

After the pair allegedly agreed on three of the non-prescription oxycodone pills and two tablets of Xanax for $105, police claim Marks urged Leandro, “don’t go overboard with these.”

Per investigators, the drugs were delivered by car to Leandro’s home on July 1 at around 9:15 p.m. Marks allegedly texted him a few hours later, “u good?” but he never responded.

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Laboratory testing of one of the two counterfeit oxycodone pills recovered from the scene determined that it contained fentanyl, cops said, adding that Leandro’s initial toxicology screening showed the presence of cocaine, fentanyl and benzodiazepines in his system.

Even more grim is that police claim Marks went about business as usual in the days following De Niro’s death, as she allegedly sold 50 of the fentanyl-laced oxycodone pills to an undercover agent and told them, “please be careful with these … don’t do more than one at a time … my friend just died.”

The late teen’s mother, Drena De Niro — Robert’s eldest child — seemed pretty certain she knew what killed her son.

“Someone sold him fentanyl laced pills that they knew were laced yet still sold them to him,” the “inconsolable” 51-year-old previously claimed on Instagram in response to an inquiring commenter.

“For all these people still f–king around selling and buying this s–t, my son is gone forever.”

Leandro was laid to rest on July 8.

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