Canadian Native Sentenced to 21 Years in Prison for Responsibility in Opioid-Related Deaths

Canadian native Joseph Riley Curry has been sentenced to 21 years in prison for conspiracy to distribute heroin and fentanyl that resulted in three overdoses and two deaths. 

In March of 2016 Curry obtained and distributed heroin and fentanyl that killed two individuals and resulted in a third requiring medical intervention for a non-lethal overdose, according to court records. 

Curry was arrested on a felony distribution charge in August of 2017. While in custody Curry arranged to have destroyed what he believed to be damaging evidence against him.

His sentencing comes with U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia’s, G. Zachary Terwilliger, “steadfast pursuit,” of ridding Virginia’s Eastern District of opioids and opioid-related crime.