Pasco woman sentenced for trafficking fentanyl pills

By on Friday, December 1st, 2023 in Columbia Basin News More Top Stories

RICHLAND, Washington – Amy Lynn Loza, 38, of Pasco has been sentenced to nine years in prison for trafficking fentanyl pills. Her imprisonment is to be followed by five years of supervised release.

In October 2022, the Tri-Cities Metro Drug Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration began investigating several fentanyl traffickers operating in the Tr-Cities. Investigators developed information that Loza had recently purchased several thousand fentanyl laced pills.

Search warrants executed at two locations Loza used – one in Richland and one in Kennewick – turned up more than 14,000 rainbow-colored fentanyl pills, more than a pound of methamphetamine, scales, baggies, drug ledgers belonging to Loza, and a loaded firearm.

Loza admitted to investigators that she had been involved in trafficking fentanyl and had purchased 17,000 pills.

Photo via U.S. Attorney’s Office – Eastern District of Washington