By Associated Press - Wednesday, March 11, 2020

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A Tucson woman is facing up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to distributing fentanyl.

Jocelyn Lopez-Sanchez was indicted for passing out fentanyl pills at a 2018 Halloween party on Tucson’s south side.

Authorities say three people overdosed on the drug and a 19-year-old man died.

Pima County prosecutors told Tucson TV station KGUN that Lopez-Sanchez pleaded guilty Monday to the distribution and importation of fentanyl.

Authorities say the man who died swallowed at least one of the sky blue pills smuggled into the U.S. from Mexico and nicknamed “Mexican oxy.”

Tucson police investigators believe people at the party thought they were taking oxycodone, a much less powerful opioid.

Prosecutors say the 23-year-old Lopez-Sanchez will be sentenced in May.

Court documents show her sentence could range from 12 years to two decades.

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