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Stockton man found with 10,000 counterfeit pills faces life in prison

U.S. Attorney's officials say 31-year-old Frank Jonathan Guzman plead guilty Tuesday to distribution of fentanyl and heroin.

STOCKTON, Calif. — Stockton police said a resident pleading guilty Tuesday to drug trafficking charges was discovered to have close to 10,000 counterfeit oxycodone pills laced with fentanyl.

According to U.S. Attorneys officials, 31-year-old Frank Jonathan Guzman sold 500 counterfeit oxycodone pills to an undercover law enforcement agent in 2019.

Law enforcement agents ran a search warrant on Guzman's residence in Stockton and found the thousands of pills—along with 2.8 kilograms of heroin.

The 31-year-old faces a maximum penalty of life in prison and a $10 million fine.

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