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Trotwood man sentenced to more than 12 years in prison for methamphetamine, fentanyl, cocaine crimes

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

DAYTON, Ohio – Rasean J. Piner, 35, of Trotwood, Ohio, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 151 months in prison for possessing with the intent to distribute bulk amounts of narcotics.


Piner admitted in a May 2022 plea agreement to possessing with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, 500 grams or more of cocaine and 40 grams or more of fentanyl.


According to court documents, in May 2021, Dayton police officers executed a search warrant at Piner’s residence on Patrick Street in Trotwood. They discovered drug paraphernalia and processing equipment in the kitchen and a firearm in the primary bedroom.


In total, officers seized more than 1.7 kilograms of methamphetamine, 842 grams of cocaine and approximately 42 grams of fentanyl.


Investigators also discovered more than $8,000 in cash, some of which was hidden in the bathroom wall.


Piner was indicted by a federal grand jury in July 2021.


Kenneth L. Parker, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio; J. William Rivers, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Cincinnati Division; Dayton Police Chief Kamran Afzal and members of the FBI’s Southern Ohio Safe Streets Task Force announced the sentence imposed on Feb. 15 by U.S. District Court Judge Michael J. Newman. Assistant United States Attorney Ryan A. Saunders is representing the United States in this case.


This investigation was conducted as part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) initiative. OCDETF identifies, disrupts and dismantles criminal organizations that threaten the United States using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach. Additional information about OCDETF can be found at


This case was prosecuted as part of the Department of Justice’s Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN). Through the violent-crime reduction program, a broad spectrum of stakeholders works together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders.



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Updated February 17, 2023

Drug Trafficking