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Man pleads guilty to fentanyl possession in Shasta County

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The DEA says as little as two milligrams of fentanyl could be deadly. 

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. - A man admitted to buying fentanyl in San Francisco and bringing it to Shasta County to sell it, according to the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office. 

On Tuesday, Kevin Smith, 39, pled guilty to transportation, selling and possessing fentanyl and heroin. He also pled guilty to possession of a firearm by a felon. 

Smith, who is from Redding, said he buys fentanyl in San Francisco because it's cheaper and sells it in Shasta County due to the county's “market” for fentanyl, according to the district attorney’s office. 

In one case, Smith was in possession of an ounce of fentanyl. 

He will be sentenced on June 29 and faces 11 years in state prison. Smith will remain in custody.

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