Huntsville men arrested for Fentanyl distribution that caused 2017 death

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Two Huntsville men have been arrested for conspiracy to distribute fentanyl that caused a death back in 2017.

Antonio Lavar Burton, aka “Fat Tony,” 35, and Quincy Cortez McClendon, 35, were both arrested on two-count indictment charges of conspiring to distribute and possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl, which resulted in a death in Nov. 2017 in Madison County. A grand jury returned the indictment against Burton and McClendon in Aug. 2019.

McClendon was arrested earlier this week following a separate drug bust.

The penalty for distributing a controlled substance that results in death is 20 years to life in prison and a maximum $1 million fine.

The DEA investigated the case, in partnership with the Huntsville Police Department and the Madison County District Attorney’s Office and the United States Marshals Service; Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert J. Becher Sr. is prosecuting the case.

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