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DEA arrests Arizona man for selling lethal fentanyl dose

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Posted at 10:03 PM, Apr 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-20 01:03:39-04

PHOENIX (AP) - The Drug Enforcement Administration says it has arrested a man on federal charges tied to the sale of a lethal dose of fentanyl.

DEA Special Agent in Charge Doug Coleman says Joshua Fassett, a 35-year old from Tempe, was taken into custody on Wednesday.

The agency announced Friday that a federal grand jury indicted Fassett on April 10.

Fassett's indictment and arrest were the result of a DEA investigation into the overdose death of a 24-year old man on May 1, 2017.

The DEA in Arizona has an initiative to review overdose fatalities in an effort to bring federal charges against street dealers who supply drugs that result in death.