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Police seek man accused of selling drugs that caused fatal overdose

Posted at 1:58 PM, Mar 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-18 13:58:20-04

CINCINNATI — Authorities are looking for a man accused of causing a woman's fatal overdose in 2017.

Eddie Leonard Fairbanks, 37, is wanted on charges of involuntary manslaughter, corrupting another with drugs, possession of cocaine and trafficking in cocaine, according to a news release from the Hamilton County Heroin Task Force.

The charges are related to a 30-year-old woman's death on Oct. 27, 2017. Court records state Fairbanks sold her the heroin or fentanyl that caused her overdose. He also possessed and sold cocaine, according to an indictment.

A Hamilton County grand jury indicted Fairbanks in November of 2018.

Fairbanks is black, 6'2" and 200 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He has past arrests for possession of drugs, discharging a firearm and assault, according to the heroin coalition. He frequents Over-the-Rhine, West Price Hill and East Westwood.

Authorities asked anyone with information on where police can find Fairbanks to call Crime Stoppers at 513-352-3040.