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Akron man sentenced to 9 1/2 years in prison for drug trafficking and gun charges

31-year-old Alex R. Andrus was arrested after law enforcement found drugs and a loaded gun at his Akron home in 2022.

CLEVELAND — An Akron man was sentenced to 115 months in prison on Tuesday, May 9 after pleading guilty to multiple drug and gun charges.

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According to court documents, 31-year-old Alex R. Andrus was arrested after a search warrant was executed at his Akron home on March 8, 2022. Law enforcement officials found more than 200 pills containing methamphetamine and fentanyl, which were intended to be sold. A loaded pistol was also found during the search which was a violation of a federal law due to a prior felony conviction.

Andrus pleaded guilty to the following charges:

  • Possession with intents to distribute fentanyl and methamphetamine 
  • Being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition

The investigation of this case was conducted by the FBI and Akron Police Department.

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