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Iowa woman sentenced to 15 years for distributing fentanyl resulting in the death of a man

June 25, 2018  |  Posted by: Michael Falzarano
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An Iowa woman was ordered to serve more than a decade in prison in connection with the distribution of the powerful synthetic opioid Fentanyl, that resulted in the 2015 death of a man in Council Bluffs.

Federal prosecutors say 24-year-old Amalia Pandis, of Carter Lake, was sentenced last Wednesday to 15 years in prison for conspiracy to distribute fentanyl resulting in death.

The federal district court judge also ordered Pandis to serve five years’ supervised release once she completes her prison term.

According to a Justice Department press release, Pandis was part of a drug trafficking ring responsible for obtained fentanyl from a source in China and selling it western Iowa and eastern Nebraska.

The investigation initiated in June 2015, after authorities were called to a Carter Lake home and found the body of 20-year-old Diego Lemus.

Investigators learned a second man had been hospitalized for an opioid-related overdose.

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