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Tucson woman sentenced to 10 years for selling fentanyl resulting in death
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Tucson woman sentenced to 10 years for selling fentanyl resulting in death

A woman was sentenced to 10 years in prison for selling fentanyl powder to a victim who died after taking the substance, officials said. 

U.S. District Court Judge Raner C. Collins sentenced Lana Leshinsky, 43, on Tuesday to prison followed by three years of supervised release for distribution of fentanyl resulting in death, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Arizona. 

In July 2017, Leshinsky sold the synthetic opioid to the victim, who ingested the substance during the following morning and died shortly after. Leshinsky pleaded guilty in July 2019. 

Contact reporter Stephanie Casanova at scasanova@tucson.com. On Twitter: @CasanovaReports

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Stephanie is a Tucson native and graduated from the University of Arizona in 2014. She worked for newspapers in Rapid City, South Dakota; Manhattan, Kansas; and Lake Havasu City before moving back to Tucson.

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