A Colorado man who sold “mass amounts of drugs” recently received a 40-year sentence after he was found trafficking almost 6,000 fentanyl pills, authorities said.
According to the Weld County District Attorney’s Office, Andrew Durdy, 27, pleaded guilty in October to one count of conspiracy to possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, and one count of possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl.
Durdy was under investigation last year when he sold the deadly drug to Weld County Drug Task Force team members.
The D.A.’s office said the investigators were also able to intercept three packages sent via the U.S. postal system from California that contained what detectives estimated to be around 5,800 fentanyl pills.
“This was a conservative count,” Chief Deputy District Attorney Michael Pirraglia said at Durdy’s sentencing hearing. “Any one of those pills could have killed someone. Bottom line, he made a profit off destroying other people’s lives, and we won’t tolerate this type of behavior in our community.”
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