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Cleveland man indicted for selling fentanyl and heroin

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

A Cleveland man was indicted for selling fentanyl and heroin.

Deonte Ayers, 32, was indicted on two counts of distribution of controlled substances and two counts of use of a communication device to facilitate a felony.

Ayers sold 110 grams of fentanyl on Sept. 20 and 46 grams of a fentanyl and heroin mixture on Oct. 3, according to the indictment.

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 records, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation.  In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.

The investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Segev Phillips.

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 November 13, 2018