DOJ: Fresno man sentenced after 2 overdosed on fentanyl

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – A 21-year-old was sentenced to nine years in prison, according to U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert, after two juveniles overdosed on fentanyl pills.

Talbert says Diaz-Santos, of Fresno, was sentenced Monday for possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

According to court documents, after two juveniles overdosed on fentanyl pills, investigators interviewed witnesses and reviewed phone records, ultimately developing enough evidence to obtain a search warrant for Diaz-Santos’s residence.

On Nov. 2, 2021, investigators say they searched Diaz-Santos’s house and found thousands of fentanyl pills and a firearm.

Talbert says this case was the product of an investigation by the Fentanyl Overdose Resolution Team (FORT), composed of officers from Homeland Security Investigations, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Fresno and Clovis Police Departments.

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