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Posted on: June 18, 2020

Man Sentenced for Fentanyl Transfer at Prison that Caused Inmate’s Death

JamieFranco-Quinones

A Lancaster man will serve up to a decade in prison for providing fentanyl to Lancaster County inmates last year, causing one of them to fatally overdose.

Jamie Franco-Quinones, 50, and his son conspired to provide drugs to inmates – including Franco-Quinones’ other son.

The father and son (not in prison) arranged for fentanyl to be placed in a trash bin outside the prison, where inmates on trash collection duty collected it.

The fentanyl never made it to Franco-Quinones’ son. Two inmates that used it overdosed – one, a 38-year-old man, died.

On Monday, Franco-Quinones pleaded guilty to felony drug delivery resulting in death and related charges.

Franco-Quinones will serve 4 to 10 years in prison, in accordance with a plea agreement arranged by First Deputy District Attorney Travis S. Anderson.

Franco-Quinones apologized “to everyone” during the sentencing hearing.

Lancaster County Judge Howard Knisely accepted the terms and ordered sentence.

Franco-Quinones also was ordered to pay $4,600 for the victim’s funeral costs.

Christopher Franco-Robles, Franco-Quinones’ son and co-defendant in the case, is serving a 7-to-25-year prison sentence.

Recorded prison phone calls revealed the father and son’s conspiracy.

A day after the overdoses, Franco-Quinones discussed the overdoses in a phone call with his son, who was incarcerated.

“I sent that, so they could jump like rabbits in there,” Franco-Quinones said to an inmate during the phone call.

MEDIA CONTACT: Brett A. Hambright, 717-295-2041; bhambright@co.lancaster.pa.us; Twitter: @BrettHambright

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