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Minnesota man sentenced to life in prison for his role in a drug scheme that resulted in the deaths of eleven people

A 31-year-old man from Minnesota was sentenced to life in prison for his role in a drug trafficking scheme that resulted in 11 deaths and four major injuries.

In a statement issued by the Department of Justice on September 12, U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger lamented the harm caused by Aaron Broussard’s illicit trafficking of the addictive drug fentanyl and the resulting poisoning of at least 15 individuals.

“Eleven lives lost. Families, friends, and communities have been irrevocably altered by Aaron Broussard’s lethal fentanyl,” said Luger. Mr. Broussard will now spend the balance of his life in prison, despite the irreversibility of the victims’ pain and the impossibility of calculating its actual cost.

Aaron Broussard collaborated with Chinese drug manufacturers to import fentanyl into the United States. On his website, he advertised the narcotics as plant nourishment, causing eleven deadly overdoses.

Broussard will spend his life training weights because there is no death sentence in Minnesota. pic.twitter.com/SlWEpb4Hjt

September 15, 2022 from Xeriland (@Xeriland)

“Let today’s sentence serve as a wake-up signal to the drug dealers spreading fentanyl in and around our neighborhoods,” added King. Two milligrams of fentanyl, the equivalent of a few grains of salt, is sufficient to potentially kill an individual.

“The threat of fentanyl is real, and those promoting this lethal chemical will be held accountable for the lives they’ve taken, the families they’ve harmed, and the communities they’ve ruined,” he added.

Prosecutors claim that from 2014 to 2016, Broussard obtained controlled narcotics, including fentanyl, from Chinese drug sources and smuggled them into the United States.

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On his website, PlantFoodUSA.net, he sold these medicines under the pretext of selling “plant food.” The medications were then mailed to buyers across the country.

According to the DOJ, on March 12, 2016, Broussard placed an order for 100 grams of 4-FA, an analogue of a banned substance, which was sent from China. “The box included 100 grams of fentanyl that was 99.9% pure.”

“Although Broussard encountered a similar mix-up in August 2015 and was frequently instructed to test his medicines, he did not. Broussard shipped his branded shipments containing fentanyl to more than a dozen buyers across the United States between March 31 and April 27, 2016.

Customers felt they were ordering a generic form of Adderall. They were instead given pure fentanyl.

Prosecutors stated, “They were not opiate addicts and had no tolerance for the lethal fentanyl Broussard sent them.” After consuming fentanyl believing it to be Adderall, eleven customers died of a fentanyl overdose, and at least four suffered major bodily harm.

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Prosecutors alleged that Broussard continued to sell his lethal fentanyl sachets despite being aware of the severe consequences his customers had had.

A jury found Broussard guilty on 17 charges on March 31, including conspiracy and distribution of fentanyl resulting in death.

Broussard was sentenced to life in prison by U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson, who stated, “Your contempt for human life is frightening.”

Poisoning by fentanyl has rapidly become a terrifying national epidemic.

Anne Milgram, administrator of the DEA, issued a warning in April that “fentanyl is killing Americans at an unprecedented rate.”

She stated, “Drug traffickers are maximizing their earnings and fostering addiction by combining fentanyl with other illicit narcotics. Tragically, many overdose victims are unaware until it is too late that they have consumed lethal fentanyl.

Massive quantities of fentanyl enter the United States via its porous southern border.

In a statement released on Tuesday, the DEA revealed it had collected over 10.2 million fentanyl pills and 980 pounds of fentanyl powder in the previous three months.

“Of the 390 instances studied over this time period, 51 are tied to overdose poisonings, and 35 are directly linked to the Sinaloa Cartel or the Jalisco New Generation Cartel,” the agency added.

The former leader of the Cartel del Golfo was given a life sentence for his role in a conspiracy to transport cocaine and marijuana from Mexico into the United States. pic.twitter.com/3qpi8l04hl

— ICE (@ICEgov) on September 28

19 September, CBP officers at the Nogales POE discovered around 36,800 fentanyl tablets, 4.85 pounds of fentanyl powder, and 5.15 pounds of cocaine in a vehicle’s gas tank. Excellent collaboration between the K9 and scanning technology teams to prevent these hazardous substances from reaching the streets. twitter.com/2bUtHD0pvm

20 September 2022 — Port Director Michael W. Humphries (@CBPPortDirNOG)

Democrats, such as former President Barack Obama, have labeled opponents of unrestricted illegal immigration as racist while disregarding the lethal effects of a porous border.

In truth, border security is the first line of defense in the fight against illegal drugs.

How many additional American lives must be sacrificed on the altar of the woke agenda of the left?

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