He helped deal drugs that caused two people's death. He will now spend decades behind bars.

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Nov. 14 2021, Published 1:37 p.m. ET

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A Maine man will spend decades behind bars for dealing drugs that caused two people’s death.

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Recently, a federal judge in Maine sentenced Scott Adams, 45, to 20 years in prison for conspiring to distribute fentanyl resulting in death and serious bodily injury.

Between August 2017 and April 2018, Adams and others acquired fentanyl in Massachusetts for distribution in York County, Maine, according to federal prosecutors. Fentanyl is an opioid that is often mixed with other drugs to enhance the effects, but a small amount can be deadly.

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Two people who got the fentanyl died and another person was seriously injured, prosecutors said.

On April 11, 2018, police seized about 150 grams of fentanyl from the people in the conspiracy, according to prosecutors. Officers searched Adams’ home and found more fentanyl $2,500, a digital scale and other drug paraphernalia.


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