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

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Elyria man sentenced to nine years in prison for cocaine trafficking

An Elyria man was sentenced to more than nine years in prison for trafficking cocaine, U.S. Attorney Carole S. Rendon said.


Ronnie Wright, Jr. was sentenced to 110 months in prison. He was found guilty earlier this year of possession with intent to distribute cocaine.


Wright was arrested last year after he fled from a traffic stop along Interstate 71. Wright reached speeds of more than 90 mph before crashing. Wright ran from the crash site but was eventually arrested. Officers found a total of seven vacuum-sealed bricks of cocaine in the area, according to court documents.


This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Vasile Katsaros and Phillip J. Tripi following an investigation by the DEA and Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Drug Trafficking
Updated November 17, 2016