Hartford man sentenced to federal prison in overdose death


A 23-year-old Hartford man has been sentenced to 46 months in prison for dealing the fentanyl used in the overdose death of a Norwich woman.

Felix Lopez was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Janet Hall Friday on one count 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 cell phone after her death last September led to the arrest of Lopez 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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