Final Defendant in Tragic Fentanyl Overdose Death Case Sentenced to More Than Six Years in Prison
Last of Three Defendants Sentenced In Case Involving Death of Thirteen-Month-Old Child and Father Who Both Died After Coming into Contact with Fentanyl the Defendants Distributed
SAN FRANCISCO – Leanna Zamora, was sentenced today to 77 months in prison for distribution of fentanyl and her role in a fentanyl distribution conspiracy, announced United States Attorney Stephanie M. Hinds and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent In Charge Wade R. Shannon. The sentence, handed down today by the Hon. Charles R. Breyer, follows the sentencings of Lindsay Williams and Shane Cratty who also were convicted in connection with the fentanyl distribution conspiracy.
Zamora, 29, of Santa Rosa, pleaded guilty to the charges on January 5, 2021. According to her plea and documents submitted to the court, Zamora conspired with Santa Rosa residents Williams, 32, and Cratty, 26, to supply fentanyl to the father of a 13-month-old child in Santa Rosa. The documents establish that Cratty drove Williams to meet with Zamora, Zamora sold the fentanyl to Williams, and Williams gave it to Cratty. Cratty then delivered it to the baby’s father. Late that night or early the next morning, the father and the baby came into contact with the drug and died.
On December 12, 2019, a federal grand jury handed down an indictment charging Zamora, Williams, and Cratty each with one count of conspiracy to distribute fentanyl, in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 846, and distribution of fentanyl resulting in serious bodily injury and death, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(C). Zamora pleaded guilty to both charges.
In addition to the prison term, Judge Breyer ordered Zamora to serve 3 years of supervised release following incarceration.
On November 10, 2021, Judge Breyer sentenced Williams to a term of 90 months in prison, and Cratty to a term of 96 months in prison for their respective roles in the conspiracy.
The prosecution is the result of an investigation by the Santa Rosa Police Department, with assistance from the DEA and the FBI. The case was investigated and prosecuted by member agencies of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, a focused multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional task force investigating and prosecuting the most significant drug trafficking organizations throughout the United States by leveraging the combined expertise of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.