In a first for the state of California, a man was convicted of murder for giving someone a lethal dose of fentanyl.

It’s the first of about two dozen active fentanyl-related homicide cases in Riverside County to go to trial.

American communities ravaged by the opioid epidemic are taking action to fight what many experts say is the deadliest drug in the country today: Fentanyl.

It only takes a small amount of fentanyl to kill, just a speck next to a penny for perspective.

California officials are starting to prosecute some fentanyl-related overdoses as homicides.

In Riverside County, 34-year-old Vicente David Romero was sentenced on Friday to 15 years to life in prison after being found guilty of second-degree murder.