Syracuse Man Admits To Selling Heroin To Overdose Victim


SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A central New York man has admitted selling fentanyl-laced heroin to a 24-year-old pregnant woman who then injected the drugs and died of an overdose.

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Syracuse says 37-year-old Anthony Vita, of Syracuse, pleaded guilty Tuesday to distributing a controlled substance. Prosecutors say Vita sold seven bags of heroin laced with fentanyl to a woman who was five months pregnant in November 2015.

 Before the drug sale the woman told him she hadn't used heroin in five months and asked him to get her a syringe. Authorities say Vita delivered a syringe and the heroin-fentanyl mixture. The woman died early the next day after injecting one bag of the drugs.Under a plea agreement Vita will be sentenced July 31 to 15 years in prison.


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