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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Colorado

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Colorado Springs Man Pleads Guilty to Distribution of Deadly Dose of Fentanyl

DENVER - The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado announces Douglas Floyd, age 52, of Colorado Springs, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to distribute fentanyl and para-fluorofentanyl that resulted in the death of a 16-year-old boy in Colorado Springs.

According to the plea agreement, the defendant conspired with two co-defendants to violate federal drug laws. Specifically, between December 2021 and January 30, 2022, the three of them agreed to distribute blue pills to a juvenile and his friends. The blue pills contained fentanyl, a Schedule II controlled substance, and para-fluorofentanyl, a Schedule I controlled substance. According to the plea agreement, the juvenile’s death on January 31, 2022, resulted from the use of fentanyl and para-fluorofentanyl contained within pills that were distributed as part of the conspiracy. The defendant was in the distribution chain of the drugs that resulted in the juvenile’s death.

Judge Regina M. Rodriguez presided over the change of plea hearing on July 27, 2022. The defendant will be sentenced on October 17, 2022. The case against the two co-defendants remains ongoing in federal district court in Denver. Those defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

This case was investigated by the FBI Denver Division and the Colorado Springs Police Department. Prosecution is being handled by Assistant United States Attorneys Peter McNeilly and Alyssa Mance.

Case number: 22-cr-080

Topic(s): 
Opioids
Drug Trafficking
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Deborah Takahara Public Affairs Specialist deborah.takahara@usdoj.gov
Updated July 27, 2022