Fresno Man Sentenced Over 10 Years For Dealing Fentanyl

FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – A Fresno man is sentenced Monday to over 10 years for dealing fentanyl.

United States Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced that 47-year-old Alden Nunez-Rosales was sentenced to 121 months in prison for possessing with intent to distribute over 400 grams of fentanyl.

Court documents show last April, he delivered 5,000 fentanyl pills to a person he believed was a customer but was actually a government informant.

Officers followed Nunez-Rosales to his home, where he obtained 45,000 more fentanyl pills, and drove off.

Police tried to pull over his car, but he sped off, crashing into a tree, and then running away.

He was caught minutes later.

At his home, officers with a search warrant seized over 12 kilograms of fentanyl pills, as well as a firearm, ammunition, a scale, and over $3,500 in cash.

Nunez-Rosales was charged and pled guilty to the offense in February 2024.

This case was the product of an investigation by the Department of Homeland Security Investigations and the Fresno Police Department, and part of Operation Synthetic Opioid Surge (S.O.S.).

In July 2018, the Justice Department announced the creation of S.O.S., a program being implemented in the Eastern District of California and nine other federal districts to reduce the supply of deadly synthetic opioids in high impact areas as well as identify wholesale distribution networks and international and domestic suppliers.

Listen to the report by KMJ’s Liz Kern.