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Woman Who Sold Fentanyl-Laced Counterfeit Pills Gets 3 Years


A Georgia woman has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for selling counterfeit oxycodone pills laced with fentanyl and synthetic opioids that carry a higher risk of overdose.

Federal prosecutors say 39-year-old Cathine Lavina Sellers sold the pills from her townhouse in Roswell, just outside Atlanta.

Prosecutors say she sold about 100 pills to a confidential Drug Enforcement Administration source for $1,400 on June 13. DEA agents searcher her home later that night and found the money from the sale, as well as about 100 more counterfeit pills hidden in a dietary supplement bottle.

Sellers pleaded guilty in January to charges of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and two synthetic opioids. She was ordered to serve three years of supervised release following her three-year prison term.

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