Jury finds Sacramento man guilty of possession to sell fentanyl in Placer County   

Example of exhibit used in the case (1)This week, a Placer County jury found defendant Joseph Michael Cornes, age 32, guilty of possession and transportation for sale of controlled substances in Placer County. 

Cornes possessed for sale both fentanyl and methamphetamine. 

Fentanyl is a highly lethal controlled substance, where one gram of fentanyl could kill 500 people on average. In this case, Cornes possessed over 11 grams of fentanyl. From participating in the “One Pill Can Kill Placer” campaign, to promoting public service announcements, to working on statewide legislation, the Placer County District Attorney’s Office remains committed to fighting the fentanyl issue to save lives. 

Sentencing will be on July 27 at the Placer County Superior Court Department 42 at 1:30 p.m.