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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 5, 2019

Toledo man indicted for allegedly selling fentanyl and other drugs that resulted in a fatal overdose on New Year’s Eve

A Toledo man was indicted for allegedly selling fentanyl and other drugs that resulted in a fatal overdose on New Year’s Eve.

Bryan Mays, 30, was indicted on one count of distribution of a controlled substance. The charge comes with a potential sentencing enhancement for causing death.

Mays, aka Sipp Nolte, sold a mixture of fentanyl, acetyl fentanyl and Tramadol on December 30, 2018, according to the indictment.

The next day, a person identified in court documents as C.L. ingested the drugs and died, 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 was investigated by the FBI and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Thomas P. Weldon and Michael J. Freeman.        

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

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Opioids
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Contact: 
Mike Tobin 216-622-3651 michael.tobin@usdoj.gov
Updated September 5, 2019