A 42-year-old Cincinnati man is facing various charges after allegedly selling drugs a police informant on several occasions late last year was set to appear for a pretrial hearing in front of a judge at the Clermont County Common Pleas Courthouse on Feb. 14.
The man is facing at least seven felony drug-related charges for attempting to traffick fentanyl, heroin and cocaine. Many of these crimes are aggravated offenses. He also faces tampering with evidence charges.
Court records show that the defendant first came on police radar back on Nov. 21 of last year. The man allegedly sold 0.358 grams of a drug mixture that contained cocaine, fentanyl and heroin to a police informant that day. He allegedly sold that same individual nearly double that amount the following day.
Those same records show that the defendant reportedly sold 2.461 grams of fentanyl mixed with heroin on Nov. 26. He also sold the informant at least 2.60 grams of cocaine. The final purchase that police made allegedly made off of the defendant occurred on Dec. 3. The defendant reportedly sold the informant 7.907 of the 3-drug mixture again that day.
Police conducted a search warrant of the man’s On the Green at Royal Oak apartment on Dec. 6. Investigators initially discovered that the defendant was allegedly trying to hide a baggy containing 1.926 grams of cocaine when they barged in. A further search of his home reportedly led to their discovery of other drugs including clonazepam, buprenorphine and methamphetamine.
The crimes that the defendant has been charged each carry jail or prison sentences of anywhere from six months up to eight years. A judge for the defendant filed a motion letting the Ohio judge in the matter know that they view the Reagan Tokes Act to be unconstitutional. If the court were to disagree with the defendant’s position then the defendant could receive indefinite sentences if he was convicted of any second-degree felonies that he’s been charged with.
Ohio lawmakers have passed many laws in recent years aimed at discouraging individuals from possessing, buying, selling and distributing dangerous drugs such as methamphetamines, cocaine and heroin. Many of these new bills have upped the sentences for narcotics-related offenses. You need a drug crimes attorney on your side who is going to fight for your rights if you want to avoid being locked up here.