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Man sentenced in Denver-area fentanyl sting

A Colorado judge sentenced a man accused of attempting to push 6,000 fentanyl pills to undercover officers to four decades in prison, reports CBS Colorado.

Authorities seized the pills during their investigation of Andrew Durdy of Greeley, 50 miles from Denver.

 “Any one of those pills could have killed someone. Bottom line, he made a profit off destroying other people’s lives and we won’t tolerate this type of behavior in our community,” said Chief Deputy District Attorney Michael Pirraglia to the judge.

Fox31 Denver reports Durdy pled guilty in October to one count each of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute fentanyl and possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl.

Investigators say three of Durdy’s packages contained fentanyl sent from California and intercepted by Drug Enforcement Agents.

Voz US reports that last year the Drug Enforcement Administration seized 379 million lethal doses of fentanyl. It is believed manufactured in Mexico and synthesized with products from China. 77% of all drug-related deaths of American youth are linked to the drug.

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