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Akron man indicted for selling fentanyl

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Ohio

An Akron man was indicted for selling fentanyl, law enforcement officials said.


LeTroy Vaughn, 26, was indicted on one count of distribution of fentanyl. Vaughn sold the fentanyl on Sept. 27, 2015, according to the indictment.


The investigation is ongoing.


“This defendant will be held accountable for his sale of fentanyl, which has killed so many of our friends and neighbors here in Ohio,” Herdman said. “Law enforcement will continue to work together to investigate this case and hold drug dealers accountable for their actions.”


“This shows the great collaboration between the County Prosecutor’s Office and the U.S. Attorney’s Office,” said Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh. “We are relieved for the victim’s family that this offender will not escape justice on a legal technicality. I would personally like to thank Justin Herdman, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, for ensuring justice for Eric Ward’s family.”


If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violations.  In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and, in most cases, it will be less than the maximum.


The matter is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Teresa Riley following an investigation by the Akron Police Department’s Narcotics Unit.


An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.


Mike Tobin

Updated December 14, 2017

Drug Trafficking