The sentencing for an online drug dealer who sold fentanyl-laced pills to a La Jolla man who fatally overdosed has been moved from July to Oct. 16.
Trevon Antone Lucas, 23, advertised his products on Craigslist, and Craig Sheehan, 38, responded, according to court records.
Sheehan requested “blues,” which is slang for the prescription drug oxycodone, and Lucas sold him nine pills for $240 on June 29, 2018. The pills were counterfeit and contained the deadly drug fentanyl.
Sheehan’s mother found him dead on the floor the next day, according to a statement by U.S. Attorney Robert Brewer. The cause of death was fentanyl intoxication, according to the county medical examiner.
Lucas pleaded guilty to distribution of fentanyl resulting in death and he could face life in federal prison.
On June 11, Conclair Marie Fields, 23, who drove Lucas to a condominium on Torrey Pines Road to sell to the victim, was ordered to perform 100 hours of community service by U.S. District Court Judge Cathy Bencivengo.
Fields also received credit for six days previously spent in jail. Fields pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess a mixture of hydrocodone and other drugs.
“I’m so sorry that I was involved with something so devastating,” wrote Fields in a letter to the judge.
“My heart breaks knowing that a young man is no longer with us. I am so sorry to his family,” wrote Fields.
“While I did not know (Lucas) intended to sell counterfeit pills, I made the wrong choice driving him to San Diego knowing what his profession was."
“I will have to live with this mistake for the rest of my life and I continue to feel extreme remorse,” said Fields.
Also sentenced on June 11 was Donovan Adontas Carter, 23, who got a 21-month term in prison that runs concurrently with a state conviction.
Kevin Vandale Chandler, 24, was sentenced to 235 days in federal prison and has been released. Both Carter and Chandler pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute a mixture of drugs.
Lucas, of Highland, Ca. was indicted in Oct. by a federal grand jury and was detained without bail in the Metropolitan Correctional Center.
The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Homeland Security, FBI, and San Diego Police.