Man sentenced for providing drug that led to fatal overdose

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – A St. Louis County man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for his role in distributing fentanyl that killed a buyer.

Dayon Fips of Florissant, pleaded guilty in October to federal drug and firearm charges.

He was sentenced Friday. Court documents ssay Fips distributed fentanyl to a buyer in July 2018.

The victim ingested the drug and died a short time later of acute fentanyl intoxication.

Federal prosecutors say Fips continued to distribute the dangerous drug after the death. In August 2018, Florissant police found heroin, fentanyl, firearms and body armor at Fips’ home.