December 02, 2016
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Lake Worth Resident Sentenced For Distribution Of Fentanyl Resulting In Death
MIAMI - Christopher Sharod Massena, 25, of Palm Beach County, was sentenced today to 30 years in prison followed by three years supervised release for the distribution of Fentanyl, resulting in the death of a 23 year old man. Massena was previously convicted for unlawfully distributing a controlled substance, Fentanyl, which resulted in death.
According to the court record, on February 18, 2016, Massena distributed Fentanyl, a Schedule II controlled substance, to a 23 year old man. The man died of acute Fentanyl toxicity shortly after ingesting the controlled substance. Thereafter, on four separate dates, Massena distributed other controlled (heroin and heroin mixed with Fetanyl) to an undercover police officer.
The Drug Enforcement Administration investigated this case with the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office, the West Palm Beach Police Department, and the Palm Beach Narcotics Task Force. This case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida.
A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida at www.usdoj.gov/usao/fls. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at www.flsd.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.