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Leader Of Suburban Dark-Web Opioid Drug Ring To Be Sentenced

The Utah man once at the center of a multimillion-dollar opioid ring is set to be sentenced on Thursday.  

Aaron Shamo was convicted of shipping fake prescription drugs all over the country from his home in suburban Salt Lake City during the nation’s opioid epidemic. He was found guilty of a dozen counts in August 2019, including one for running a criminal enterprise carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison. The case was a glimpse at how fentanyl can be imported from China, pressed into fake pills and sold through online black markets to people in every state.