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TUCSON, Ariz. – Today, Jocelyn Lopez-Sanchez, 23, of Tucson, Arizona, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Frank R. Zapata to two concurrent sentences of 12 years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. Lopez-Sanchez previously pleaded guilty to distribution of fentanyl resulting in death and importation of fentanyl resulting in death.

On November 1, 2018, Lopez-Sanchez provided several blue “M-30” pills to individuals at a party in Tucson, one of whom died. Evidence showed that Lopez-Sanchez brought the pills into the United States from Mexico the day before the party in Tucson.

The Tucson Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration investigated this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Stefani Hepford, District of Arizona, Tucson, handled the prosecution.

Lopez-Sanchez Plea Agreement

CASE NUMBER:            19-CR-01166-FRZ-LAB
RELEASE NUMBER:    2020-081_Lopez-Sanchez

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