A Euclid man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday, according to U.S. Attorney General, Carole Rendon.

Ryan Gaston, 30, was sentenced to jail for the possession of more than 900 pills of fentanyl.

Fentanyl is a very potent synthetic opiate used to treat pain and as a surgical anesthetic.

Gaston was arrested in Cleveland Heights back in February.

Following his arrest, authorities searched both his home and vehicle.

The search revealed rocks of crack cocaine, a 9 mm High Point rifle, and approximately 925 round blue pills(Fentanyl).

“Each one of these pills is an overdose waiting to happen,” said Rendon. “This sentence demonstrates the seriousness of dealing these drugs. We will continue to attack the opioid problem from all sides – prevention, education, treatment and enforcement.”