CONCORD, CA – The Concord Police Department, working along with Walnut Creek PD and the DEA, investigated a drug dealer who sold fentanyl that led the death of a young woman in Walnut Creek. On December 5th, 2020 Concord Police Officers arrested Gage Pascoe, 22 years, for selling counterfeit pills that appeared to be Oxycodone but instead contained the lethal drug fentanyl. The United States Attorney’s Office charged Pascoe with one count of distribution of fentanyl resulting in death or great physical injury, in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(C). If convicted of this count, he faces a maximum penalty of life in prison and a mandatory minimum of 20 years in prison, and a maximum fine of $1,000,000.
“Fentanyl is cheap, man-made and potent. Overdose can occur in the smallest amount and in this case it left a family with unimaginable loss,” stated DEA Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux. “We will pursue those who distribute this deadly drug and continue to seek justice for those lives that have been lost.” The Concord Police Department is committed to working with our partner agencies in investigating and bringing to justice those who sell fentanyl.