SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — In Federal Court on Monday, Paso Robles man Timothy Clark Wolfe was sentenced to 14 years in prison for the distribution of fentanyl which resulted in the death of 19 year old Emilio Velci of Atascadero. Wolfe pleaded guilty back in May to the charge.

In March 2020, Wolfe approached Velci and offered to sell him Oxycodone after overhearing him discuss Xanax. The two met up three days later after arranging a sale via Snapchat.

Wolfe sold Velci three blue pills, which he told Velci was Percocet, for $75. He did not disclose that the pills contained fentanyl.


That evening, Velci took one of the pills, passed out and was found dead the next morning.

Initially, Wolfe was charged in San Luis Obispo County Superior Court with second degree murder. These charges were dropped in 2022 when the U.S. Attorney’s Office assumed the case and filed federal charges.

Wolfe is presently out on a $150,000 bond and has been instructed by the judge to surrender to the Federal Bureau of Prisons by October 2. Additionally, as part of his sentence, the judge mandated that Wolfe pay $25,955 in restitution.

This is a developing story that Atascadero News is following and will update as more information becomes available.