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Seminole County Man Sentenced To 15 Years For Selling Fentanyl Analogue Causing A Death

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida

Orlando, Florida – U.S. District Judge Carlos E. Mendoza has sentenced Timothy Leon Wilson, Jr. (25, Seminole County) to 15 years in federal prison. Wilson had pleaded guilty on December 15, 2021.       

According to court documents, on April 4, 2017, Wilson sold an individual a mixture of furanyl fentanyl and heroin which caused the individual to overdose shortly after using the substance. Seminole County Fire Department immediately responded and rushed the victim to the hospital, but he died shortly after arriving. On the same day, law enforcement was able to set up a controlled purchase with Wilson for additional drugs. Wilson arrived at the controlled purchase location with more of the same substance that he had sold the victim earlier that day. Wilson also brought a loaded firearm with him and was arrested. He admitted to selling the drugs to the victim.

The Medical Examiner confirmed that the cause of death to the victim was a heroin and furnyl fentanyl overdose. Furanyl fentanyl is an analogue of fentanyl and is on Schedule I of the Drug Enforcement Administrations’ schedules of controlled substances.     

This case was investigated by the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John Gardella.

Updated July 18, 2022

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