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Akron men sentenced to 15, 10 years in prison for selling fentanyl

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

Two Akron men were sentenced to prison for selling fentanyl, Acting U.S. Attorney David A. Sierleja said.

Brian L. Williams, 54, was sentenced to 15 years in prison by U.S. District Judge John Adams.

Adams sentenced Terrance L. Ford, 50, to 10 years in prison.

“Drug dealers such as these are responsible for the wave of death that has plagued our state over the past few years,” Sierleja said. “Aggressive enforcement, combined with education, prevention and treatment, are all key parts to our comprehensive strategy to combating this epidemic.”

Detectives from the Akron Police Department’s Narcotics Unit and agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration searched the home of Williams and Ford on July 27, 2016 and recovered over 100 grams of a substance containing fentanyl along with several fentanyl patches, according to court documents.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Aaron P. Howell following an investigation by the Akron Police Department and the DEA.

Updated April 17, 2017

Drug Trafficking