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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Ohio

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Cleveland man indicted for selling fentanyl and heroin last year that resulted in a fatal overdose

A Cleveland man was indicted in federal court for selling fentanyl and heroin last year that resulted in a fatal overdose.

Kadeem Davis, 28, was indicted on one count of distribution of fentanyl and heroin, with a sentencing enhancement allegeing the sale resulted in death, one count of use of a communication facility in furtherance of drug trafficking and one count of possession of fentanyl and heroin with intent to distribute.

Davis sold a mixture of fentanyl and heroin on August 21, 2018 that resulted in a fatal overdose, according to the indictment.

Davis on August 22, 2018 possessed fentanyl and heroin with the intent of distributing the drugs, 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 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.

This case is being investigated by the Lakewood Police Department and the Northern Ohio Law Enforcement Task Force (NOLETF). It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Marisa T. Darden.

The NOLETF is a long standing multi-agency task force comprised of investigators from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Coast Guard Investigative Service, and the police departments of Broadview Heights, Brooklyn Heights, Cleveland, Cleveland Heights, the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, Euclid, Independence, North Royalton, the Regional Transit Authority, Westlake and Shaker Heights. The NOLETF is also one of the initial Ohio High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) initiatives. HIDTA supports and helps coordinate numerous Ohio drug task forces in their efforts to eliminate or reduce drug trafficking in Ohio.

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 216.622.3651
Updated January 17, 2019