Port Charlotte woman sentenced for selling carfentanil
A woman was sentenced to five years in state prison for possessing and selling drugs on Friday.
Cheyanne Danielle Tanner, 29, of Port Charlotte sold drugs, including carfentanil, to undercover deputies in June, according to the state attorney’s office.
Tanner was also sentenced for one count of keeping or maintaining a public nuisance.
Following two illegal sales, law enforcement got a search warrant and searched Tanner’s home where they found drug paraphernalia and various controlled substances, according to the state attorney’s office.
“The Florida Legislature, Governor Rick Scott, and the State Attorney’s Office recognize the clear and present danger that fentanyl and its analogues, including carfentanil, pose to citizens,” the state attorney’s office said.
“The Department of Justice and the DEA have deemed fentanyl and carfentanil one of the central and deadly causes of the current opiod crisis plaguing the United States.” It has been determined that fentanyl can be 30 to 50 times more potent than heroin,” the state attorney’s office said.