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Date: 12-01-2022

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United States of America v. Michael Younger

Case Number: 1:22-cr-00004

Judge: Richard G. Andrews

Court: United States District Court for the District of Delaware (New Castle County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office

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Description: Wilmington, Delaware criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with selling deadly fentanyl despite knowing that the drugs he sold were causing overdose deaths.

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Michael Younger, age 45, from New Castle County, Delaware, was accused of being a career offender, with two prior convictions for serious drug offenses. The Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) began investigating Younger in early January 2021, after receiving information suggesting that Younger supplied fentanyl that caused the overdose death of a person. While under investigation, Younger sold additional fentanyl to a government cooperator on February 4, 2021. During that transaction, Younger told the cooperator that a second customer had died of an overdose after ingesting Younger’s drugs. As a result, Younger changed the stamp he used to brand his fentanyl because Younger thought that law enforcement could trace that stamp to him. The government’s investigation revealed that Younger’s other customer had indeed died of drug overdose in late January 2021.

The drugs Younger sold contained not only fentanyl but also xylazine, a horse tranquilizer. Recently, xylazine has been commonly used as an additive included within fentanyl baggies.

U.S. Attorney Weiss commented on the sentencing, “Investigating and prosecuting those who knowingly sell drugs that kill continues to be a top priority for my office and our law enforcement partners. As overdoses continue to ravage our community, those who profit from illegal fentanyl sales can and will face justice. And if customers die from your drugs, you are facing the prospect of decades in prison.”

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer K. Welsh prosecuted the case. The case was investigated by the DEA and the New Castle County Police Department.

21:841(a)(1) & (b)91)(C) - DISTRIBUTION OF A MIXTURE CONTAINING FENTANYL - ( COUNT I - 2/4/2021 )

Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to 8 years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release and assessed $100.00.

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