Florissant man sentenced to 20 years for providing fatal fentanyl

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Jaleel Zakee Adams

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ST. LOUIS – A 23-year-old St. Louis County man has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for supplying a type of fentanyl that led to a fatal overdose.

Jaleel Zakee Adams of Florissant was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court in St. Louis. He pleaded guilty in April to distribution of acetyl-fentanyl resulting in death.

Florissant police found the victim unresponsive on Nov. 15, 2017. A medical examiner determined the victim died of acute acetyl-fentanyl intoxication. Acetyl-fentanyl is an analogue of fentanyl with no legitimate medical use.

Federal prosecutors say Adams sold the drug and the victim thought it was heroin.

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