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Canton man arrested in connection with overdose death of woman

Tyrone Shannon was arrested Tuesday in connection to selling narcotics and fentanyl that caused the death of a woman back in July.
Credit: Drew Angerer
Bags of heroin, some laced with fentanyl, are displayed before a press conference regarding a major drug bust, at the office of the New York Attorney General, September 23, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

STARK COUNTY, Ohio — A Canton man is jail and facing felony charges in connection to an overdose death.

In an investigation led by the Metro Narcotics Unit, the Stark County Sheriff’s Office says 35-year-old Tyrone Shannon was arrested Tuesday in connection with selling narcotics and fentanyl that caused the death of a woman back in July.

According to officials, Shannon is charged with the following:

  • *Felony 1st Degree-Involuntary Manslaughter
  • *Felony 3rd Degree-Tampering with Evidence
  • *Felony 5th Degree-Possession of Fentanyl related compound
  • *Felony 5th Degree-Trafficking in Fentanyl related Compound
  • *Felony 5th Degree-Trafficking in Cocaine
  • *Felony 5th Degree-Possession of Cocaine

Metro Narcotics agents, the Canton Police Vice unit, and the F.B.I Safe Streets Task force all assisted in making the arrest.

“This is yet another example that we have zero tolerance for drug dealers in our communities,” said Sheriff George T. Maier. “This collaborative effort demonstrates that Stark County is dedicated to ensuring these dangerous drugs stay off of our streets and that the criminals that distribute them are held accountable.”

A court date for Shannon has not been announced.

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