Colorado man gets 40 years behind bars after seizing 5,800 fentanyl pills
A 27-year-old man from Greeley, Colorado will spend a long time in prison after selling fentanyl, a drug that continues to kill Americans.
Andrew Durdy was sentenced to 40 years behind bars at the Colorado Department of Corrections, the Weld County prosecutor announced in a news release Friday.
— Weld County DA (@WeldCountyDA) December 30, 2022
“In October, the defendant pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute fentanyl (DF1) and one count of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl (DF2),” says the press release.
The drug known as fentanyl is described as a much stronger synthetic opioid than morphine, according to the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA):
During the sentencing hearing, Deputy Chief District Attorney Michael Pirraglia said, “Any of those pills could have killed someone. In the end, he made a profit by destroying other people’s lives, and we will not tolerate this kind of behavior in our community.
During a recent interview with CBS News, Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco said the fentanyl deaths are a national security crisis. She also expressed concern that more drugs will cross the border if Title 42 is lifted.
Monaco said: “I think it’s a matter of national security. I think it’s a matter of public safety. I think it’s a public health problem. »
Meanwhile, American life expectancy fell to its lowest level in 25 years in 2021, as more than 100,000 citizens died from drug overdoses, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Breitbart News reported Dec. 22.