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News - February 28, 2020

Drug dealer sentenced to 6 years for fatal fentanyl overdose

Woman discovered unconscious at her home after purchasing the powerful narcotic

by Sue Dremann

A man who sold the powerful narcotic fentanyl to a woman who later died was sentenced to six years and eight months of jail time and court supervision on Monday, the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office said.

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Posted by Mama
a resident of Crescent Park
on Feb 26, 2020 at 1:25 pm

Ridiculous sentence. This is murder!

Posted by He Got Off Easy
a resident of Evergreen Park
on Feb 26, 2020 at 3:20 pm

He got off easy...way less than six years in county jail with credit for time already served.

BTW...for those who are unacquainted with the jail sentencing guidelines, an inmate gets double credit for each day served. In other words, it's a two for one deal. This guy will serve far less than three years...in essence 6 years = 3 years less time already served while awaiting trial.

America is way too easy on drug dealers.

Posted by Capital Punishment for Drug Dealers?
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Feb 26, 2020 at 6:02 pm

> America is way too easy on drug dealers.

True Dat.

Just look at the Sackler family, who have ruined tens of thousands, possibly millions of lives. They should ALL be serving consecutive life sentences in a Max facility.

"Sacklers Withdrew Nearly $11 Billion From Purdue As Opioid Crisis Mounted" Web Link

6 years for each case? YES!!

Posted by Just Say NO
a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Feb 27, 2020 at 2:32 pm

"Good people don't do drugs." - Nancy Reagan

I'm not familiar with fentanyl users but meth addicts certainly seem to meet Ms. Reagan's description.

Posted by Confusing
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Feb 27, 2020 at 4:40 pm

Politicians (including our governor) are trying to outdo each other in calls for “ criminal justice reform” for “nonviolent drug offenses”. Now we’re opposed to that again?

What a difference it makes when the victims are your neighbors.