- Associated Press - Friday, June 29, 2018

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut man who had dealt the fentanyl used in a woman’s overdose death has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison.

Twenty-three-year-old Felix Lopez was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Janet Hall on Friday on charges of possession with intent to distribute - and distribution of - heroin, crack cocaine and fentanyl.

Prosecutors say Lopez has been selling drugs in Connecticut since at least January 2016.

They say evidence taken from the 20-year-old victim’s cellphone after her death in September led to Lopez’s arrest in November.

He pleaded guilty in April.

Prosecutors say the case is part of an ongoing effort to hold dealers responsible for overdose deaths.

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