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U.S. Postal Inspection Service searching for Cleveland fugitive accused of receiving fentanyl with intent to distribute

Michael R. Furr has been indicted on charges of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute Fentanyl.

CLEVELAND — Editor's note: the video in the player above is from a previous, unrelated story.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is searching for a Northeast Ohio fugitive accused of attempting to receive fentanyl through the mail with the intent to distribute it.

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According to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, postal inspectors in Cleveland seized a package that was mailed from Tempe, Arizona to a residence in Mentor containing approximately 2,000 pills disguised as oxycodone, but pressed with fentanyl on Sept. 10, 2020. An ensuing investigation identified Michael R. Furr as the intended recipient of the fentanyl pills.

According to a release, Furr has a history of drug trafficking convictions in Cuyahoga County. On April 29, 2021, he was indicted by a federal grand jury in the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Ohio for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute Fentanyl and attempted possession of Fentanyl with intent to distribute.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a reward up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of Furr, whose last known address is in Euclid, Ohio. Those with information regarding Furr can submit it here.

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