Dealer Found Guilty in Death of Drug User, U.S. Attorney Says
A federal jury found him guilty of selling fentanyl that resulted in death.
TAMPA – A federal jury found a Tampa man guilty of distributing fentanyl resulting in death, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida said.
Corey Damond Smith, Jr., 23, of Tampa, faces a maximum penalty of life in federal prison. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for June 6.
According to testimony and evidence presented at trial, on Nov. 13, 2017, Smith sold what he said was “heroin” to T.M. who took the drugs to her boyfriend and, at his request, helped him to use them. Smith had actually sold T.M. fentanyl. The boyfriend died from the drugs.
This case was investigated by Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office with the help of the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner’s Office.
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