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Virginia Fentanyl Dealer Pleads Guilty In Death of Teenage Victim

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A Virginia man, Maurice Lamont Gordon, 37, pleaded guilty Friday to the distribution of fentanyl, resulting in the death of a 15-year-old victim.

The incident occurred on April 23, 2022, when Gordon of Woodbridge, sold counterfeit pills containing fentanyl to the victim and another individual.

The pills were made to resemble Percocet and were purchased under the street name “percs.”

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The Virginia Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled the death as Accidental Fentanyl Intoxication after an autopsy revealed the presence of fentanyl and its metabolite, despropionylfentanyl, in the victim’s blood. No other drugs or alcohol were found.

Law enforcement executed a search warrant on Gordon’s residence on October 12, 2022. During the search, authorities seized marijuana, cocaine, a large number of counterfeit fentanyl pills, a Polymer 80 semi-automatic “ghost gun” without a serial number and ammunition.

Gordon is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 3 and faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 20 years and up to life in prison. 

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