Man has been sentenced to twenty years in federal prison for selling a fatal opioid cocktail.
The U.S. lawyer’s office said in a press release that 30-year-old Carl Ravon Watkins, of Dubuque, was sentenced Wednesday for one count of circulation of a controlled substances leading to fatality. He pleaded guilty to the crime in June.
In a plea agreement, Watkins confessed that in August 2019, a lady called and texted him searching for heroin. Watkins consulted with the female and her partner in Dubuque. Watkins entered into the female’s car and offered her what was apparently heroin. The female took the drugs home, used it later that night, and passed out.
Her sweetheart found her hours later on, unconscious and not breathing. Emergency responders got here, however were not able to revived the lady and she was pronounced deceased at the scene.
An autopsy determined that the woman’s fatality was caused by combined drug toxicity, specifically from fentanyl and an analogue of fentanyl called acetyl fentanyl, the release said.