Reno man gets almost 3 years for selling fentanyl-laced pills

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RENO — Octavio Mendoza, 24, of Reno was sentenced Tuesday to 34 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to selling hundreds of pills labeled oxycodone but laced with fentanyl.
He was arrested in September after law enforcement saw him using drugs while in a vehicle in downtown Reno. A search of the vehicle found 374 counterfeit oxycodone pills.
He pleaded guilty in November to seven counts of distributing fentanyl and one count of possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of the synthetic opioid.
Judge Howard McKibben also ordered Mendoza to serve three years of supervised release after his prison term. 


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