Euclid carfentanil suspect charged


(Cuyahoga County) - A Euclid man was indicted for having cocaine and more than 200 grams of carfentanil, said U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman and Euclid Police Chief Scott Meyer.

Troy Baker, 37, was indicted on one count of possession with intent to distribute carfentanil and one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

Police say Baker was caught with approximately 218 grams of carfentanil, as well as cocaine, on June 27.

“This amount of carfentanil could kill tens of thousands of people,” Herdman said. “This is an example of a tip from a citizen resulting in police action and a safer community.”

“This investigation, conducted by members of the Euclid Police Department -- Narcotics and Vice Unit, shows the power and importance of tips from the public,” Meyer said. “These tips can be provided anonymously. It is the responsibility of all to combat this opiate epidemic. We are very pleased that the U.S. Attorney’s Office has adopted this case for prosecution.”

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Margaret Sweeney following an investigation by the Euclid Police Department and Northern Ohio Law Enforcement Task Force.

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