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Lynn man pleads guilty to selling heroin and fentanyl that caused fatal overdose

BOSTON — A Lynn man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to selling heroin and fentanyl to a Melrose woman, which led to her fatal overdose in 2017.

Yeffry Reynoso, 27, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to conspiring to distribute at least 100 grams of fentanyl and at least 40 grams of fentanyl in 2016 and 2017, and six counts of distributing heroin or fentanyl in 2017.

Reynoso was charged with selling heroin and heroin mixed with fentanyl to the Melrose woman, which led to her overdosing and dying from those drugs, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office.

Prosecutors said Reynoso sold and told others to sell for him heroin, heroin mixed with fentanyl and fentanyl to residents of communities including Lynn, Melrose, Saugus, Peabody and Malden. He sold drugs to his customers almost daily.

Reynoso is scheduled to be sentenced on May 9 and faces up to 40 years in prison, with a minimum of five years, and a $5 million fine.

Under a plea agreement, prosecutors will recommend a sentence of at least nine years in prison, but no more than 14 years.

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