A Virginia man was sentenced for selling fentanyl online to a teenage girl.
Abdallah Amer Ali (21 years old) pleaded guilty to distribution of a measurable amount of fentanyl in June. 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 warned Ali, 16 years old, not to take too many pills at one time but failed to mention that they were laced in fentanyl according to the 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.”