A Virginia man was sentenced for selling fentanyl online to a teenage girl.
Abdallah Amer Ali 21, pleaded guilty in June for distributing a measurable quantity of fentanyl. The 16-year-old boy who bought the drugs died in October 2019, According to the U.S Attorney’s Office.
According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Ali and the victim talked on Snapchat to arrange the deal for what the victim thought were Percocet pills.
Ali advised the 16-year old Ali not to eat too many pills at once, but he failed to tell him that the pills contained fentanyl. U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
“Unaware that his pills were fentanyl-laced, the teenager ingested the pills, overdosed, and died early the next morning,”The U.S. Attorney’s Office released a statement.
U.S. Attorney Christopher Kavanaugh and DEA special agent Jarod Forget announced on Tuesday that Ali was sentenced to 13 years in a federal prison.
“Our country is in the midst of a staggering crisis and we must approach it comprehensively by prosecuting those who poison our communities and providing support and services to those fighting drug addiction disorder,”Kavanaugh made the statement in a statement.
“Fighting this epidemic from both ends is the only way forward.”