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Suspected fentanyl seller sentenced for negligent homicide

Posted at 9:11 PM, Jun 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-19 12:24:13-04

A drug dealer here in Tucson will spend the next year behind bars after he allegedly gave fentanyl to someone who overdosed last year.

Jeffrey Wenzel pleaded guilty to negligent homicide back in April.

The investigation in Wenzel began when a man died using fentanyl and xanax patches.

The victim's family helped investigators identify Wenzel as the dealer.

Doug Coleman, who is with the DEA says punishing even these small-time drug dealers is important in fighting the opioid epidemic.

KGUN9 incorrectly originally reported that Wenzel was sentenced for selling fentanyl.