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Cape Coral man sentenced more than 17 years for selling Fentanyl that resulted in a death

Posted at 10:59 PM, Mar 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-05 22:59:18-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. — A Cape Coral man received more than 17 years in prison for selling Fentanyl that resulted in the death of one of his buyers.

According to court documents, on March 12, 2019, Steven Clements Telgenhof sold the victim approximately one gram of fentanyl. The victim ingested the fentanyl later that evening and was found in his bedroom, unresponsive, by his parents early the next morning. Attempts to resuscitate the victim were unsuccessful and he passed away from acute fentanyl toxicity four days later.

Law enforcement executed a search warrant on Telgenhof’s Cape Coral home on March 22, 2019, and seized his stash of fentanyl and nearly $8,000 in proceeds from drug sales.

Telgenhof, 28, pleaded guilty on February 6, 2020. On March 5, he was sentenced to 17 years and 6 months in federal prison for distribution of and possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl.