By Associated Press - Thursday, December 15, 2016

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A Norfolk man has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison for conspiring to distribute heroin that was linked to six overdoses.

The local U.S. attorney’s office said in a statement that 33-year-old Lamar Sinclair was given a 105-month sentence Wednesday after pleading guilty in September.

Officials say Sinclair worked with about eight other people between 2012 and April 2016 to distribute heroin in Norfolk and Virginia Beach.

Prosecutors say the drugs were laced with fentanyl, which caused six of his customers to overdose. In each case, the drug users were revived.

Authorities say Sinclair knew about the overdoses and bragged about the potency of the drugs, calling his heroin “The Missile.”

Officials found that two of nine controlled purchases from Sinclair tested positive for fentanyl.

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