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Akron Man Sentenced on Drug Trafficking and Firearm Charges

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

CLEVELAND – Alex R. Andrus, 31, of Akron, Ohio, was sentenced on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, to 115 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Dan Aaron Polster after he pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and methamphetamine and being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

According to court documents, during the execution of a search warrant at Andrus’ Akron home on March 8, 2022, Andrus possessed fentanyl and more than 200 pills containing methamphetamine, which he intended to sell to drug customers, as well as a loaded pistol. Andrus is prohibited under federal law from possessing a firearm due to previous felony convictions.

The investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Akron Police Department.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Peter E. Daly.


Thomas Weldon
(216) 622-3651

Updated May 15, 2023

Drug Trafficking