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Fentanyl Dealer Sentenced To Prison

SEATTLE (AP) – A 23-year-old Mount Vernon woman has been sentenced to seven years in prison for selling fentanyl that had been connected to at least two overdoses, including a 17-year-old from Bellingham.

Acting U.S. Attorney Tessa Gorman says Rosaliana Lopez-Rodriguez had sold counterfeit oxycodone pills tainted with fentanyl in Skagit and Whatcom counties.

Gorman says she continued to sell the pills to a teenager, even after learning that the teenager’s friend almost died from an overdose.

Gorman says overdose deaths in this country are at an all-time high from fentanyl.

In her plea agreement, Lopez-Rodriguez admitted that she sold fentanyl pills to an undercover law-enforcement officer.

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