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An alleged plan by three men to import and sell fentanyl in the Wenatchee Valley was disrupted by a Columbia River Drug Task Force investigation in June 2022.

SPOKANE — One of the three men implicated in a fentanyl distribution scheme in Wenatchee has been sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison.

Nabiel David Akhdary, 45, of Phoenix, Arizona pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court last September to one count of fentanyl possession with intent to distribute. Judge Thomas O. Rice sentenced him Dec. 15 to 87 months in prison.

Akhdary was arrested in June 2022, alongside Brandon Lux, 36, of Yakima and Tyson Horner, 27, of Wenatchee. The three men allegedly partnered in the scheme to peddle fentanyl to buyers in the Wenatchee Valley. The Columbia River Drug Task Force arrested Akhdary with a supply of about 1,500 fentanyl pills, a large amount of methamphetamine, and a 9mm pistol.

Lux remains jailed on local drug distribution charges in Wenatchee. Horner is set to go to trial in U.S. District Court on similar federal charges next month. Akhdary is still housed in the Spokane County Jail until his transfer to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons.Lux remains jailed in We