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Steubenville man sentenced to more than 7 years in federal prison for distributing fentanyl

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

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A Steubenville, Ohio, man was sentenced in federal court today to 90 months in prison for his involvement in fentanyl trafficking.


Llyod George Douglas, Jr., 39, pleaded guilty in November 2021 to conspiring to attempt to possess with intent to distribute more than 400 grams of fentanyl.


According to court documents, in May 2021, law enforcement intercepted a package from Long Beach, California, addressed to Douglas’s residence that contained approximately 500 grams of fentanyl. Law enforcement then arranged for a controlled delivery of the package after removing the narcotics and inserting an electronic device that would signal when the package was opened.


Douglas transported the package to another residence in Steubenville where the mail was opened. Douglas ran outside shortly after the package was opened and was apprehended by law enforcement.


While searching both residences, investigators discovered firearms and nearly $15,000 in cash.


Kenneth L. Parker, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, announced the sentence imposed today by Chief U.S. District Judge Algenon L. Marbley. U.S. Attorney Parker commended the cooperative investigation by the Cleveland Postal Inspection Service, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Jefferson County Drug Task Force and Hancock Brooke Weirton Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force. Assistant United States Attorney Kevin W. Kelley and Jefferson County Prosecutor Jane Hanlin represented the United States in this case.


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Updated May 6, 2022

Drug Trafficking