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Two Lorain County men indicted on charges of selling fentanyl, other drugs

August 31, 2018

Two Lorain County men indicted on charges of selling fentanyl, other drugs

ELYRIA, Ohio -- Two Lorain County men were indicted in federal court Thursday on charges of selling fentanyl and other drugs, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. 

Dwayne R. Taylor, 32, of Elyria was charged in a nine-count indictment with distribution of fentanyl, heroin and crack cocaine, as well as firearms charges.

Todd E. Coleman, Jr., 37, of Lorain was charged in a three-count indictment with distribution of fentanyl analogues and cocaine. 

Taylor sold crack cocaine and a mixture of fentanyl and heroin numerous times between May and July, according to the indictment.

He carried about 6 grams of a mixture of heroin and fentanyl July 19, and two handguns, even though he was prohibited from having a firearm because of a prior drug trafficking conviction, according to the indictment. 

Coleman sold nearly 30 grams of fentanyl analogues and an unspecified amount of cocaine in June.

Assistant U.S. attorneys Robert F. Costas and Vasile Katsaros are prosecuting the case. 

The Elyria Police Department, FBI, Lorain Police Department and Lorain County High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area investigated the case.

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