San Diego Man Sentenced to 13 Years in Prison for Fentanyl Overdose Death
SAN DIEGO – Tony Davis was sentenced today in federal court by U.S. District Judge Cathy Ann Bencivengo to 13 years in prison for supplying the heroin and fentanyl that led to the fatal overdose of a 41-year-old San Diego woman, on October 24, 2018.
According to his plea agreement, Davis agreed to sell more than 100 grams of what he knew to be heroin in the fall of 2018, and on October 24, 2018 he distributed heroin and fentanyl to another street-level drug dealer who in turn distributed the drugs that caused the victim’s death.
The Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Narcotic Task Force Team 10 led the investigation in this case. The DEA created Narcotics Task Force Team 10 as a response to the increase in overdose deaths in San Diego County. Team 10 is a specialty unit, with investigators from HSI, FBI, San Diego Police Department, CA Department of Health Care Services and the San Diego District Attorney’s Office, that investigates overdose deaths in San Diego. Team 10 responds to the discovery of overdose victims and aggressively pursues criminal cases, up the distribution chain, against the dealers and their sources of supply.
“Overdose deaths continue to rise in San Diego County,” said DEA Acting Special Agent in Charge Shelly S. Howe. “The DEA and our law enforcement partners are attacking this problem by aggressively targeting the supply chain. It’s simple: If you provide or sell drugs that cause someone to die, we will come after you and your supplier.”
“As fentanyl continues to cut its devastating path in our community, we are committed to taking action to stop those who peddle this poison,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Randy Grossman. “We will use every available tool to hold traffickers accountable, confiscate their drugs and put an end to these tragic losses.”
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AGENCIES: United States Attorney’s Office, Homeland Security Investigations, Federal Bureau of Investigation, San Diego Police Department, California Department of Health Care Services, San Diego County District Attorney’s Office