Man sentenced to five years in prison

David Fullmer connected to fentanyl distribution ring

SPOKANE — A local man has been sentenced to five years in prison and five years of parole in connection with a conspiracy to distribute fentanyl.

David Lee Fullmer, 61, of Spokane was sentenced March 6 by U.S. District Court Judge Thomas O. Rice.

Fullmer previously pleaded guilty to the charge.

Court records show that the investigation into Fullmer began in November 2022, when the FBI identified David Velasquez in Phoenix, Ariz., as a link in a drug distribution network in Eastern Washington.

Using cell phone data, the FBI determined Fullmer and Velasquez were in regular contact, records show....


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