Man accused of selling fentanyl near a Cape Coral school

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Mario Aversano. Photo via Cape Coral Police Department

Cape Coral Police arrested a man for sale and possession of Fentanyl on Thursday.

According to CCPD, detectives conducted two separate undercover operations where Mario Paul Aversano was allegedly seen selling Fentanyl.

Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid approved by the FDA for use as a painkiller and anesthetic.

CCPD says, Aversano was caught twice selling the painkiller within 1,000 feet of a school in Cape Coral.

Aversano faces charges of Sale of Fentanyl within 1,000 feet of a school and Possession of Fentanyl. He was transferred to the Lee County Jail.

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