Published on December 30, 2022
GREELEY, Colo. (Weld County D.A.) – A Greeley man will spend the next four decades in prison for dealing mass amounts of drugs in Weld County.
On December 21, Weld District Court Judge Timothy Kerns sentenced 27-year-old Andrew Durdy to 40 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections.
In October, the defendant pled guilty to one count of Conspiracy to Possession with the Intent to Distribute Fentanyl (DF1), and one count of Possession with the Intent to Distribute Fentanyl (DF2).
Last year, members of the Weld County Drug Task Force team were investigating Durdy, when he sold fentanyl to undercover officers.
During the investigation, investigators also intercepted three of the defendant’s postal packages from California containing more fentanyl. In total, about 5,800 fentanyl pills were seized during the investigation.
“This was a conservative count,” Chief Deputy District Attorney Michael Pirraglia told the judge during the sentencing hearing. “Any one of those pills could have killed someone. Bottom line, he made a profit off destroying other people’s lives, and we won’t tolerate this type of behavior in our community.”
Chief Deputy District Attorney Michael Pirraglia and Deputy District Attorney Daniel Skelton prosecuted this case.