SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A 53-year-old South Dakota man has been convicted of distributing a powerful synthetic opioid that resulted in the deaths of two people. A federal jury on Friday (May 13, 2022) found Jeffrey Moore, of Sioux Falls, guilty of two counts of distribution of a controlled substance resulting in death and one count of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. Authorities say the victims died from fentanyl overdoses in November 2018 and June 2019. Moore was acquitted on one count of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine. Moore faces a maximum penalty of life in prison without parole. Sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 1.



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