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Utah Man Sentenced To 10 Years For Selling Fake Oxycodone

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a Utah man to 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to selling fentanyl-laced fake oxycodone pills that led to another man's death.

The Deseret News reported Thursday that 38-year-old Adam Hemmelgarn of Hooper was sentenced to 128 months imprisonment and three years' probation Wednesday after he was convicted of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances.

Prosecutors say they dropped three other charges against him.

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Authorities say Hemmelgarn sold Tyrell Perry fake pills in March 2018, who then distributed the pills to several others, including Jaydon Rogers.

Hemmelgarn agreed to pay $15,100 to cover the funeral expenses of Rogers.

Authorities say 20-year-old Perry pleaded guilty and will be sentenced in November.