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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 27, 2017

Elyria man sentenced to 12 years in prison for selling fentanyl that resulted in fatal overdose

An Elyria man was sentenced to 12 years in prison for selling fentanyl that caused the fatal overdose of a Lorain County man, law enforcement officials said.

David Andrew Hollis, 27, sold fentanyl on Feb. 21, 2016, to a man who fatally overdosed in Lorain County, according to court documents.

“We will continue to aggressively prosecute those who profit from the sale of drugs that have caused so much death and pain in our community,” Acting U.S. Attorney David A. Sierleja said. “It will take vigorous law enforcement, combined with prevention efforts and making treatment available to those who want help, to turn the tide on the opioid epidemic.”

"We are committed to aggressively pursue heroin and fentanyl traffickers and organizations that are creating the drug epidemic that our communities face every day," Lorain County Sheriff Phil R. Stammitti said.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Marisa Darden and Robert Corts following an investigation by the Lorain County Drug Task Force.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated April 27, 2017