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Munroe Falls man indicted after receiving shipments of fentanyl analogue from China

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

A Munroe Falls man was indicted in federal court after receiving shipments of a fentanyl analogue from China, said U.S. Attorney Justin E. Herdman.


Don A. Maigari, 36, was indicted on one count of attempt to possess and distribute methoxyacetylfentanyl. 


Maigari was arrested on a federal criminal complaint after receiving shipments of the drug from China last month. Packages containing the drugs were shipped to an apartment in Akron. Maigari retrieved the package on Oct. 13, according to court documents. 


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.


The matter is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron P. Howell following an investigation by the Akron Police Department, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and Homeland Security Investigations.


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 22, 2017

Drug Trafficking