San Diego Woman Sentenced Nearly 12 Years for Fatal Fentanyl Sale

San Diego Woman Sentenced Nearly 12 Years for Fatal Fentanyl Sale

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Updated: 4/27/2024


SAN DIEGO—A San Diego woman who sold fentanyl to a Ramona man, leading to his overdose death, was sentenced April 26 to nearly a dozen years in federal prison.
Megan Rae Bowman, 25, pleaded guilty to selling Michael Raymond Kuch one gram of fentanyl at a motel in Old Town in late 2022.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Mr. Kuch, 35, was found dead in his trailer on Dec. 5, 2022, two days after buying the drugs from Ms. Bowman.
Ms. Bowman was sentenced Friday to 142 months in prison.
A news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office described Mr. Kuch as a father to a baby boy who worked as a plumber and also enjoyed working on his friends’ cars in his free time. One family member described him as “one of the most optimistic and sweetest and kindest people I have ever met in my entire life.”

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