Alaa Mohammed Allawi

(Reuters) - An Iraqi immigrant who worked as a U.S. Army interpreter was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Thursday for dealing the powerful opioid fentanyl over secret online networks, leading to the drug death of a Marine, prosecutors said.

Alaa Mohammed Allawi, 30, who pleaded guilty to drug and weapons charges, was also ordered to forfeit his San Antonio, Texas home, a Maserati sportscar, firearms, jewelry, his stake in a California-based coffee franchise and nearly $50,000 in U.S. and crypto-currencies.

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(DEA via AP)

A Detroit, Michigan man has been convicted by a federal jury in Lexington of distributing drugs that caused the death of an Army veteran.

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Photo illustration by Aaron Provost/Task & Purpose

The Department of Homeland Security is considering designating the painkiller drug fentanyl as a weapon of mass destruction "when certain criteria are met," according to an internal memo obtained by Task & Purpose.

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Austin Smiley, (Seminole County Jail)

An Orange City, California man is facing a murder charge after deputies say he sold a batch of fentanyl-laced heroin that killed a Seminole County man more than a year ago.

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A Kalamazoo, Michigan, man will serve the rest of his life in prison for selling fentanyl that killed a man.

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The widow of a Marine who fatally overdosed on fentanyl while on lockdown supervision at the Department of Veterans Affairs psychiatric campus in Brockton is demanding to know how he got the drugs, while the VA has simply attributed his death to the nation’s larger opioid scourge.

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