Mississippi man admits he sold enough fentanyl to kill 28,000 people

Published 6:46 am Wednesday, June 24, 2020

A Mississippi man pleaded guilty to selling over 55 grams of fentanyl, which could have killed over 28,000 people, officials said.

Carter Tranh Tran, 43, pleaded guilty Monday to possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office press release.

Authorities began investigating Tran in 2018, after they received information about Tran using his store and home to sell narcotics.

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An undercover agent paid $900 for 100 doses of Percocet and 128 doses of Adderall on Aug. 29. 2018, The Sun Herald reported.

When the narcotics were tested by the Drug Enforcement Administration, authorities determined the Percocet was methamphetamine and the purported Adderall was 56.76 grams of fentanyl.

According to the DEA, two milligrams of fentanyl can be lethal.

Tran is scheduled to be sentenced on September 28. He faces up to 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine.