Montgomery County Drug Dealer Sentenced to Over Nine Years in Federal Prison for Distribution of Fentanyl That Led to an Overdose Death
Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm sentenced Enitan Mouroukeji Agbi, a/k/a “Anton Agbi” and “Tone,” age 38, of Germantown, Maryland to 114 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for distribution of fentanyl. A victim died from using drugs that Agbi distributed. Judge Grimm also ordered Agbi to pay restitution of at least $1,125.
The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron; Special Agent in Charge Jarod Forget of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Washington Division; Chief Marcus Jones of the Montgomery County Police Department; Chief Malik Aziz of the Prince George’s County Police Department; Chief Darryl McSwain of the Maryland National Capital Park Police; Chief Robert J. Contee III of the Metropolitan Police Department; and Chief Victor Brito of the City of Rockville Police Department.
According to his guilty plea, on August 10, 2020, Victim 1 contacted Agbi by telephone to obtain heroin/fentanyl and agreed to meet Agbi at Hotel A in Gaithersburg, where Agbi was staying. Upon arriving at the hotel, Victim 1 texted Agbi and Agbi went out to Victim 1’s car to complete the transaction. A short time later, Victim 1 left the area and went straight home, without making any other stops.
At about 10:00 p.m. on August 10, 2020, Victim 1 was found dead in her bedroom. Law enforcement officers located a clear plastic baggie containing .42 grams of fentanyl mixed with heroin and a straw next to Victim 1’s body. No one else was in Victim 1’s residence at the time of Victim 1’s death and Victim 1 lived alone. An autopsy determined that Victim 1’s cause of death was acute intoxication by the combined effects of fentanyl, despropionyl fentanyl, and morphine. Victim 1 was an otherwise healthy individual.
After August 25, 2020, Agbi relocated to Hotel B in Germantown, Maryland. On August 28, 2020, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Agbi’s hotel room and recovered approximately 10 clear plastic capsules containing a total of approximately 2.76 grams of fentanyl mixed with heroin, knotted bags containing a total of approximately 2.6 grams of heroin mixed with fentanyl, and drug distribution paraphernalia, including a digital scale and sandwich bags used to package controlled substances, which were consistent with the clear plastic baggie found with Victim 1 on August 10, 2020. After Agbi was arrested he admitted that he was a user and distributor of opioid drugs and that he provided Victim 1 with opioid drugs on August 10, 2020.
United States Attorney Erek L. Barron commended the DEA, the Montgomery County Police Department, the Prince George’s County Police Department, the Maryland National Capital Park Police, the Metropolitan Police Department, and the City of Rockville Police Department for their work in the investigation. Mr. Barron thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys Elizabeth Wright and Joel Crespo, who prosecuted the case.