Thursday, June 15, 2017

Lubbock man faces 20 years, $1 million fine for dealing fentanyl

A Lubbock, Texas, man, Brian Landon Brown, 32, appeared before a U.S. Magistrate Judge and pleaded guilty to a federal offense stemming from his role in a fentanyl distribution conspiracy. He faces a statutory penalty of not more than twenty years in federal prison and a $1 million fine. Brown admitted that he typically sold at least 10 grams of Furanyl Fentanyl per day. On October 6, 2016, Brown sold Furanyl Fentanyl to a 26-year-old male. He died later that day. A postmortem forensic toxicology analysis revealed a lethal 1.9 ng/mL of Furanyl Fentanyl in his blood.

Furanyl Fentanyl is a controlled substance analogue that has a chemical structure substantially similar to Fentanyl