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Peoria woman gets 12 years for conviction in fatal overdose

October 3, 2018

PHOENIX (AP) — A Peoria woman was sentenced to 12 years in prison for her federal conviction for distributing the powerful painkiller fentanyl that led to a 2016 overdose death.

The sentencing Monday for 46-year-old Fany Madrigal-Lopez was the result of her earlier guilty pleas to distributing a controlled substance resulting in a death and conspiring to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

Madrigal-Lopez has previously acknowledged participating in a conspiracy to distribute fentanyl and other drugs.

She also acknowledged selling pills in November 2016 that looked like oxycodone but in fact contained fentanyl to the person who died from the overdose.

The victim, whose identity wasn’t provided in court records, died later on the night of the drug sale.

Madrigal-Lopez acknowledged that she continued distributing drugs after the overdose death.

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