- Associated Press - Thursday, December 18, 2014

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - A convicted northeast Ohio drug dealer accused of selling the synthetic opiate fentanyl to a woman who fatally overdosed has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Twenty-nine-year-old Siarres Noble of Elyria (eh-LEER’-ee-uh) was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Akron. He previously pleaded guilty to charges of distribution heroin and fentanyl.

Federal prosecutors say Noble admitted selling drugs, including fentanyl sold in November 2013 to a woman who died the next day.

The Northeast Ohio Media Group (https://bit.ly/1w24Mtb ) reports Noble apologized to the woman’s family and said he didn’t know there was fentanyl in the heroin he sold.

A defense attorney said Noble began abusing drugs as a child and sold heroin to support his own addiction. The judge recommended that Noble participate in a drug treatment program.

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Information from: The Plain Dealer, https://www.cleveland.com


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