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Cleveland man sentenced to 27 years in prison for selling fentanyl that killed Cuyahoga Falls resident

Devonte Fellows was convicted in March of one count of distribution of fentanyl.

CLEVELAND — A 26-year-old man from Cleveland will serve more than 27 years in prison after selling fentanyl which led to an overdose death. 

Devonte Fellows was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Donald Nugent. Fellows was convicted in March of one count of distribution of fentanyl for selling fentanyl that killed a Cuyahoga Falls resident.   

During the trial, evidence showed that in April 2019, Cuyahoga Falls Police Department detectives launched an investigation into an overdose death. After the Summit County Medical Examiner's Office performed an autopsy of the overdose victim, they found that the cause of death was acute fentanyl toxicity. 

Later on in the investigation, it was determined that Fellows knowingly distributed the fentanyl to the individual that overdosed. The FBI assisted Cuyahoga Falls police in the inquiry.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Peter Daly and Christopher Joyce prosecuted the case.

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