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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Colorado

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 15, 2021

Colorado Springs Man Charged with Distributing Fentanyl Resulting in Death

DENVER – The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado announces that a federal grand jury in Denver indicted Nathaniel Corser, age 21, of Colorado Springs, with a charge of distributing fentanyl, which resulted in death.  The grand jury also indicted Corser on charges of dealing fentanyl near a school, possessing fentanyl with the intent to distribute it near a school, possessing morphine with the intent to distribute it near a school, and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.  If convicted of the charges in the indictment, Corser faces a minimum of 25 years and a maximum of life in prison. 

Corser had his initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Denver on October 12, 2021.  He is scheduled to return to U.S. District Court on October 15, 2021, for an Arraignment, Discovery, and Detention Hearing. 

The charges in the indictment are allegations.  The Defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

The Colorado Springs Police Department and the FBI conducted the investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney Peter McNeilly is responsible for the prosecution of the case.

Case number:  21-cr-0331

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Opioids
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Updated October 15, 2021