A Lake County man has been issued a federal indictment after authorities say he imported dozens of grams of potentially deadly drugs into the United States from overseas.

Fifty-eight-year-old Karl F. Brewster, of Perry Township, allegedly brought in 35 grams of methoxyacetyl fentanyl between Mar. 10 and Apr. 25, 2017.

"This defendant illegally imported drugs that are killing thousands of our neighbors and relatives," U.S. Attorney Justin E. Herdman said in a statement. "We will continue to work to reduce the supply of these deadly drugs while partnering with others focused on reducing the demand."

Brewster's case will be prosecuted by U.S. Attorney Justin Seabury Gould.