- Associated Press - Friday, October 14, 2016

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - An Austin man charged with selling fentanyl that authorities say led to the deaths of two men has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison.

The Austin American-Statesman (https://atxne.ws/2dpCY3A ) reports that 27-year-old Sylvester Orlowski was sentenced Thursday. Authorities say 25-year-old Zane Paduano and 26-year-old Clayton Wimberley died in May after ingesting fentanyl that Orlowski had provided.

Orlowski pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl causing death. He has also been ordered to pay restitution to the families of the two men who died for funeral expenses.

Another Austin man, 29-year-old Albert Picazo III, has also pleaded guilty to a federal drug charge in connection to the two men’s deaths.

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Information from: Austin American-Statesman, https://www.statesman.com

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