Cape Coral man gets 17 years in prison for fentanyl distribution that caused a death

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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Steven Clements Telgenhof Credit: Lee County Sheriff’s Office

28-year-old Steven Clements Telgenhof was sentenced to 17 years and six months in federal prison for distribution of and possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl. Telgenhof pleaded guilty on February 6, 2020.

According to court documents, on March 12, 2019, Telgenhof sold the victim approximately one gram of fentanyl. The victim ingested the drug later that evening and was found unresponsive, by his parents, the next morning.

Medical professionals attempted to resuscitate the victim but failed and the victim died four days later from acute fentanyl toxicity.

On March 22, after further investigation and evidence collection, authorities were led to Telgenhof’s Cape Coral home. After a search warrant was executed, law enforcement found and seized Telgenhof’s fentanyl stash and almost $8,000 in his distribution profits.

Cape Coral Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration assisted in the investigation.

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