July 9, 2021 – SAN DIEGO. El Kakhontsi Olatunde Tem Ames Temitopa Acindonde pleaded guilty in federal court on Thursday to selling fentanyl-coated pills that killed him. Seventeen-year-old Sant man, identified in court records as SJG, in March 2019.
According to his appeals agreement, Akintonde confessed that on February 28, 2019, he sent messages via social media to SJG to coordinate what the victim considered to be oxycodone pills. Later that evening, Akintonde delivered to SJG two counterfeit oxycodone medications containing fentanyl lace. After the meeting, Akintonde sent additional messages to SJG via social media, warning that he should take only one of the pills, as they are “strong”. Akintonde later admitted in his appeals agreement that the pills given to SJG resulted in his death. According to other materials in the case, SJG died at his home on the evening of February 28, 2019 or early in the morning of March 1, 2019.
“The epidemic of fake fentanyl pills poisoning our community has significantly increased our drug sales,” said Randy Grossman, acting US attorney. “Dealers who ignore these risks, continue their deadly trade, will be prosecuted, will be prosecuted.” Grossman praised prosecutors Michael Deshong and Adam Gordon, as well as his team on the Drug Enforcement Administration’s 10 Drug Enforcement Administration and the San Diego District Attorney’s Office for their excellent work on the case.
“As mortality from fentanyl overdose continues to rise at an alarming rate in the San Diego area of the United States, the DEA is determined to bring those drug dealers back to justice,” said John von W. ,
Akintonde is expected to be sentenced on September 24, 2021, at 10 a.m. by U.S. District Judge Jan Anis L. Before Samartino.
The case is the result of ongoing efforts by the US Attorney’s Office and the San Diego District Attorney’s Office to investigate and prosecute the distribution of dangerous illicit drugs, particularly fentanyl, which resulted in the death of an overdose. The Drug Enforcement Administration has set up 10 Drug Task Force in response to rising overdose deaths in the San Diego area. The agents of the 10th team assisted in the investigation of SJG’s death.
DEFENDER: Case number 21cr1178-JLS:
Olatunde James Temitope Akintonde Age: 23 El Cajon, CA.
SUMMARY OF EVALUATIONS
Distribution of Fentanyl – Title 18, United States Code, Section 841 (a) (1)
The maximum penalty is 20 years in prison
Department of Drug Control
San Diego Sheriff’s Office
San Diego District Attorney’s Office
Source: DOJ issue