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DEA: Tucson woman indicted for 3 fentanyl overdoses, 1 fatal

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Posted at 3:15 PM, May 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-10 18:15:56-04

PHOENIX — The Drug Enforcement Administration says a Tucson woman has been indicted on federal charges and is in custody for distributing powerful fentanyl pills that caused overdoses suffered by three people, including a 19-year-old man who died.

DEA Phoenix Division Special Agent in Charge Doug Coleman announced Friday that 22-year-old Jocelyn Lopez-Sanchez was indicted May 1 by a federal grand jury.

Her indictment is part of a push by the DEA to prosecute street dealers whose distribution of drugs results in death.

Lopez-Sanchez was identified through the investigation carried out by the Tucson Police Department and the DEA. She was initially arrested on state charges in connection with the Nov. 1 overdoses at a Halloween party in Tucson.

The federal charge has a minimum sentence of 20 years imprisonment.