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Potter County man gets 20 years for selling drugs

A Galeton man was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for distributing fentanyl resulting in serious bodily injury, U.S. Attorney David Freed said.

David Piaquadio, 63, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Christopher C. Conner following his conviction for conspiracy to distribute oxycodone, fentanyl and heroin; distribution of oxycodone and fentanyl; and attempted distribution of oxycodone, Freed said.

Piaqudio delivered fentanyl on March 12, 2015, to an individual who overdosed after using the drug. The victim was found by his mother unconscious with a syringe stuck in his right arm in close proximity to a metal spoon containing fentanyl residue that was distributed by Piaquadio, Freed said.

Piaquadio admitted that he and his girlfriend, who is deceased, sold between 100 to 120 oxycodone tablets and one or two fentanyl patches per month.

March 12, 2015, the day he delivered fentanyl to the overdose victim, Piaquadio filled a prescription for 150 oxycodone tablets and 10 fentanyl patches, Freed said.

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