Man accused of selling drugs online indicted in fatal OD

By – Associated Press – Sunday, December 9, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Prosecutors say a Los Angeles man who dealt drugs over has been indicted on charges of selling the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl to a customer who died of an overdose.

A federal grand jury charged 25-year-old with one count of distribution of a controlled substance resulting in death. It wasn’t known Sunday if he has an attorney.

Investigators say met the customer at a shopping center and sold him the drug. later texted the victim to see how he was doing, and he responded that the drug was “pretty powerful.” The man was later found dead.

The Orange County Register reported Saturday that if he’s convicted, faces 20 years to life in prison.

Investigators linked him to posts in which he advertised the sale of fentanyl, heroin and Xanax.

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