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Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in Monroe County opioid-related death

Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in Monroe County opioid-related death

January 10, 2019 09:33 PM

A man pleaded guilty to manslaughter and criminal sale of a controlled substance in the opioid-related death of a Monroe County man.

Prosecutors say Darnell Wallace Jr., 24, sold heroin laced with fentanyl to Nathan Chesterton in August. Chesterton later died.

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In exchange for pleading guilty, Wallace will receive a sentence of 5-15 years for manslaughter, and 8 years on the drug charges. The sentences will run concurrently.

"Drug-dealers can no longer plead ignorance because we have said it over and over again, if you sell an illegal drug that results in a fatal overdose, we will charge you with a homicide," said Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley. "Darnell Wallace Jr. sold heroin laced with fentanyl to Nathan Chesterton, knowing that this is a deadly combination. The Monroe County District Attorney's Office does not tolerate the individuals pushing this poison in our community."   

Wallace is scheduled to be sentenced in February.

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