Akron man sentenced for having heroin that killed Andrew Frye

AKRON - Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh has confirmed that Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Lynne Callahan sentenced Donald Callaghan, 59, of  Akron, to six months in the Summit County Glenwood facility and two years Community Control, according to a news release.

Callaghan was also ordered to be assessed for drug treatment. 

Summit County Law Enforcement conducted a search of Callaghan's home following the death of 16-year-old Andrew Frye on April 6, 2016, according to the release.

Frye died in a Green motel room after taking heroin obtained by his grandmother, 52-year-old Brenda Frye.

Brenda Frye was Callaghan's girlfriend at the time of Andrew's death and arranged to purchase heroin from Callaghan. However, Callaghan was passed out from substance use and was unable to provide the heroin to Brenda, according to the release.

Brenda knew the location of the heroin and completed the transaction. Brenda then gave the drugs to her daughter Heather. Brenda and Heather are both currently serving nine year prison sentences after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter in connection with Andrew's death.

On September 12, 2016, Callaghan pleaded guilty to possession of heroin, a fifth-degree felony.


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