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(CLEVELAND) - A Berea man will spend twelve and a half years in prison for selling heroin that killed at least one person last year.

U.S. District Judge Christopher Boyko sentenced Brandon Wagner to 150 months in prison.  Wagner, 43, was previously found guilty of distribution of heroin.  Wagner sold heroin in March 2016 that resulted in the fatal overdose of a Lakewood man.

“The crisis we have in our communities due to heroin and fentanyl is not a problem for just the addicted,” said Lakewood Police Chief Tim Malley.  “The families and friends are just as intimately involved with the damage and sorrow this causes.  The Lakewood Police Department will continue to investigate all of our overdose cases to hold those accountable that have participated in any way in ending someone’s life."