Nearly two years after his indictment, a Bakersfield man pleaded guilty in Fresno federal court on Monday to conspiring to distribute fentanyl.
The plea of Marcus Randall, 39, was announced in a news release by U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert.
According to court documents, on Dec. 16, 2020, Randall sold fentanyl pills to a victim who later ingested the pills and suffered an overdose death.
The Drug Enforcement Administration, Homeland Security Investigations, the U.S. Secret Service, the Bakersfield Police Department, the Kern County Probation Department, and the California Highway Patrol developed the case against Randall.
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Justin J. Gilio and Antonio J. Pataca are prosecuting the case.
Randall is scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 7 by U.S. District Judge Jennifer L. Thurston. Randall faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a fine of as much as $1 million.