U.S. District Judge has sentenced Gregory Apicella, 54, to 24 years and 4 months in federal prison for distributing fentanyl that resulted in death and, for distributing methamphetamine.
According to court documents, on December 29, 2017, and January 18, 2018, Apicella sold fentanyl to a 21-year-old man from his home on South Entrada Drive in Fort Myers.
The victim ingested the fentanyl and quickly died of an overdose. During the execution of a search warrant at Apicella’s house, deputies from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office recovered a large amount of fentanyl, paraphernalia, and methamphetamine from Apicella’s bedroom.
Apicella had pleaded guilty on February 26, 2019.