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A 28-year-old Philadelphia man was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Thursday for distributing more than 3,000 grams of heroin in Newark which was eventually linked to an overdose death by authorities, the U.S. Department of Justice announced. 

According to DOJ officials, the distribution of heroin in capsules was deemed "novel and unique to Delaware," as traditionally authorities discover it in plastic baggies containing blue was paper and a stamped brand or logo. These capsules were distributed by Canda Quach in August 2017 to his co-defendant, Rodney Cox. 

Cox was sentenced to 51 months in federal prison on August 20, 2017, for his role in delivering the heroin linked to the overdose death. 

A second co-defendant, Jawaan Wallace, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison on August 20, 2019, for delivering the heroin to Cox. 

Quach, as the supplier for Wallace, was arrested February 1, 2018, and since then, police said there have been no additional cases of heroin capsules being distributed in Delaware. 

Quach pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute heroin.