Man charged with drug dealing resulting in death

A Delaware man has been arraigned on federal charges of conspiracy to distribute heroin and fentanyl that resulted in the death of another person.

Donte Jacobs, 28 of New Castle, is accused of conspiring to distribute a controlled substance that resulted in the fentanyl-related death of a person with the initials T.A. back on June 29.

"This is the first such indictment filed by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Delaware," according to Charles M. Oberly, III, U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware. His press release refers to Jacobs as a "heroin dealer."

Oberly says Jacobs faces a prison sentence of between 20 years and life, a fine of $5 million, and at least 3 years of supervised release if he's released from prison.

Jacobs was also indicted for the illegal possession of a handgun and could get an additional ten years in prison, a fine of $250,000, and 3 years of supervised release.