In an El Paso federal court, 24-year-old Christian Torres pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of fentanyl, resulting in death or serious bodily injury. According to court documents, Torres served as the supplier of counterfeit M-30 pills containing fentanyl from his residence on March 4, 2022. Both Torres and another individual ingested the pills, leading to an overdose that proved fatal for the other person. The cause of death was determined to be fentanyl toxicity.
Torres now faces a potential prison sentence of 20 years to life. The final determination of his sentence will be made by a federal district court judge, who will take into account the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.