A Fairhaven, Massachusetts man was sentenced this week in federal court for distributing a fatal dose of fentanyl, U.S. Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced.
U.S. District Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. sentenced Cameron Soto, 28, to 19 years in prison and six years of supervised release. Soto was also ordered to pay $4,420 in restitution. He pleaded guilty on June 13, 2019, to two counts of distributing fentanyl.
According to court records, on March 14, 2017, Soto distributed fentanyl to a resident of St. George, Maine. The recipient of the drugs died as a result. The following day, after learning of the overdose, Soto distributed additional fentanyl to a confidential informant.
The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency investigated the case, with assistance from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.