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Plant City Men Sentenced to Federal Prison for Fentanyl Distribution

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Law enforcement began investigating after a resident of their apartment complex died of a drug overdose, according to the U.S. attorney.

TAMPA – Two Plant City men have been sentenced to federal prison for their roles in conspiring to distribute heroin and fentanyl, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida said.

Alfonso Lorenzo Boyd, 36, was sentenced to 15 years and eight months in federal prison. Victor Jason Valentin, 28, who also has an address in Mulberry, was sentenced to three  years and 10 months in federal prison. Boyd and Valentin pleaded guilty in October.

According to court documents, in November 2017, law enforcement began an investigation into narcotics trafficking at an apartment complex in Plant City, after a resident of the complex had died from a drug overdose.

The investigation revealed that Boyd and Valentin had been selling drugs from an apartment they shared in the complex. Witnesses described seeing large numbers of people coming and going from their apartment, some of them clearly intoxicated.

The overdose victim was a neighbor who had purchased heroin and fentanyl from Boyd and Valentin, officials said.

Boyd, a career offender, obtained, mixed, packaged, and sold the heroin and fentanyl, calling it “feny dope.” Valentin facilitated sales to residents of the apartment complex.

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