About a month ago, Aaron Michael Shamo, a 26-year-old from Utah, set up a GoFundMe account, asking folks to crowdfund $8,000 so that he could experience a “wine adventure through California.” The page simply reads:
Shamo apparently had packages from China sent to other individuals over the past year to avoid detection. Agents seized “several of the packages,” tested the contents and found that one contained at least 120 grams of fentanyl.
DEA spokesman James Gothe told The Salt Lake Tribune that the warrant to search the homes would be sealed until Wednesday.
Shamo is accused of packaging the pills and mailing them throughout the U.S. His initial court appearance is set for Wednesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Dustin Pead.
If convicted, Shamo could go on a vacation to the pen for 20 years and be fined as much as $1 million.