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Painesville man indicted for having 109 grams of fentanyl

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

A Painesville man was indicted for having more than 100 grams of fentanyl, said U.S. Attorney Justin E. Herdman.

Maxwell T. Klyn, 25, was indicted on one count of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl. Klyn had approximately 109 grams of fentanyl on April 14, according to the indictment.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the court after reviewing 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 violation. 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 prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Margaret Sweeney and Ranya Elzein following an investigation by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.


An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. Defendants are entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.


Mike Tobin

Updated October 17, 2017

Drug Trafficking