Dealer sentenced to 15 years in fatal overdose

Case was first investigated by county task force
Dealer sentenced to 15 years in fatal overdose
Posted at 3:36 PM, Sep 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-28 15:36:42-04

CINCINNATI -- A judge sentenced a Cincinnati man to 15 years in prison Monday for selling a mixture of heroin and fentanyl that led to a fatal overdose in 2015.

Investigators looking into the July 2015 overdose death of a Clermont County man found that John Wade, 46, sold the victim the deadly drug cocktail, acting U.S. Attorney Benjamin Glassman and other authorities announced Wednesday.

Hamilton County Heroin Task Force officers arrested Wade in January. He pleaded guilty in May to one count of distribution of a controlled substance (heroin and fentanyl).

The case was the first one investigated by the county task force, according to Glassman.

"It demonstrates that cooperation between agencies produces significant results that help us track deadly drugs back to the source," he said.