A Claymont man was sentenced today to more than 10 years in federal prison for selling fake oxycodone pills containing fentanyl, authorities announced.
Charles Crest, 29, was arrested by the Drug Enforcement Administration in May 2020 after he sold more than a thousand fake oxycodone pills to an undercover agent. A search of his apartment found more than 4,000 fake oxycodone pills in his dishwasher and more than $5,400 in cash.
“Selling illegal drugs, especially fentanyl made to appear as legitimate pharmaceutical oxycodone, is a potentially deadly practice that contributes to the pernicious effects of the opioid epidemic,” David C. Weiss, U.S. attorney for Delaware, said in a statement.
The sentencing was by U.S. District Judge Richard G. Andrew.
Betsy Price is a Wilmington freelance writer who has 40 years of experience, including 15 at The News Journal in Delaware.
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