FRESNO, Calif. (KERO) — A Fresno man was sentenced Friday to three years in prison for selling fentanyl to a high school student, who overdosed but survived.
According to court documents, Fabian Garcia-Palacio, 19, of Fresno, distributed counterfeit oxycodone pills laced with fentanyl in March 2020 to a juvenile student at Bullard High School.
That juvenile used one of the pills, overdosed, but survived after receiving life-saving medical treatment, according to court documents. During an investigation, Garcia-Palacio’s residence was searched and additional fentanyl pills were found, according to court documents.
Garcia-Palacio was charged with distributing fentanyl to a person under 21 years of age, and pleaded guilty on May 14, 2021.
The case was the result of an investigation by the Fentanyl Overdose Resolution Team, a multi-agency team composed of the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Homeland Security Investigations, and the Fresno Police Department.