The drug a Kennewick pill seller was peddling was the same one that Federal officials claim have killed nearly 70,000 people over the last few years.

37-year-old Hector Medina of Kennewick will spend 15 years in a Federal prison for selling what's called a " fake oxy" or Fentanyl-laced oxycodone pills to a man who later died.

The man, whose name was not released, died from an overdose after taking some of the pills on October 26th, 2017, according to Federal court documents. The man left behind two children.

Fentanyl is said to be 100 times more powerful than morphine and several hundred times stronger than street-level heroin.


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