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Dubuque man gets 20 years for selling drugs in overdose death

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - A man has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for selling a fatal opioid cocktail.

The U.S. attorney's office said in a news release that 30-year-old Carl Ravon Watkins, of Dubuque, was sentenced Wednesday for one count of distribution of controlled substances resulting in death.

He pleaded guilty to the crime in June.

In a plea agreement, Watkins admitted to selling a woman what was supposedly heroin in August 2019. An autopsy found fentanyl and an analogue of fentanyl called acetyl fentanyl in her system.

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