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A Lancaster man will serve up to 15 years in prison for providing a fentanyl-laced heroin batch that caused a Conestoga Township man’s death.
Jose O. Morillo, 30, had pleaded guilty to felony counts of drug delivery resulting in death and criminal use of a cellphone regarding the March 9, 2017, incident at a Shady Lane home.
Lancaster County Judge Jeffery Wright said Morillo “was selling this poison for profit rather than to support a habit.”
Judge Wright sentenced Morillo to 7 to 15 years in prison and ordered that he pay $13,216 restitution for the victim’s funeral costs.
Prior to being sentenced, Morillo said, “I lost everything I had, but nothing compared to losing a loved one.”
He called the victim a “good person” with “a big heart.”
Assistant District Attorney Mark Fetterman described Morillo as a predatory dealer who profited from those suffering from addiction.
“Mr. Morillo took advantage of that so he could make a buck,” ADA Fetterman said.
Pequea Township police Cpl. Robert Burger, who filed charges, was in court for the sentencing.
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