- Associated Press - Monday, August 26, 2019

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - An Orange County man who sold “massive amounts” of opioid pills laced with fentanyl has been sentenced to 17 ½ years in federal prison.

Twenty-two-year-old Wyatt Pasek of Santa Ana - who used the name “oxygod” - was sentenced Monday.

Prosecutors say Pasek and two co-defendants obtained fentanyl online from China and created phony oxycodone pills in a laboratory in the Newport Beach Peninsula.

Authorities say they sold the drugs in “massive quantities” online to buyers around the United States.

Pasek was arrested last year. In an apartment, authorities say they found nearly 100,000 counterfeit pills, more than a dozen pounds of fentanyl and bundles of cash.

Pasek pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy and other charges.

Defendants Duc Cao and Isaiah Suarez received lesser sentences earlier this year.

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