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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 19, 2021

Madera County Woman Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Distribution of Heroin that Resulted in an Overdose Death

FRESNO, Calif. — Georgia Nicole Dean, 37, of Coarsegold, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Dale A. Drozd to 12 years in prison for distributing heroin, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

According to court documents, on Aug. 22, 2019, Dean drove to the victim’s residence and sold heroin to him for a small amount of cash. The victim used the heroin that night, overdosed, and died. Dean pleaded guilty to distribution of heroin on Jan. 26, 2021.

This case was the product of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office, and the Fresno Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Justin J. Gilio and Kathleen A. Servatius prosecuted the case.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
Press Release Number: 
1:19-cr-249 DAD
Updated April 19, 2021