Drug dealer gets prison

A Detroit man was sentenced to prison Monday morning after he was found with several drugs in his possession, including fentanyl.

Antonio Jones, 45, was sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to a charge of trafficking in drugs in Wayne County Common Pleas Court.

Jones, formerly of Detroit, was arrested Aug. 25 with another man -- Deangelo Ruffin, 21, also from Detroit -- in a joint investigation between the Wooster Police Department and Medway Drug Enforcement Agency.

Medway director Donald Hall was "glad" that Jones received prison time.

"He was down here from Detroit for one reason only and he got caught," Hall said, and called this a great collaboration between Medway, Wooster police and the Wayne County Sheriff's SRT unit also assisted with the execution of the search warrant.

Jones and Ruffin were arrested after a search warrant was executed at an apartment on the 900 block of Northgate Drive on information the duo was selling drugs from the Wooster residence.

Inside the residence, a bag containing six grams of substance that field-tested as fentanyl was found. Ruffin, according to court documents, was also found with an additional eight grams of heroin and three grams of crack cocaine on his person packaged for sale.

Both Jones and Ruffin were found with nearly $1,000 in cash on them at the time of their arrest.

Jones was hospitalized after the warrant's execution after police said they witnessed him swallow suspected heroin.

The two were each indicted with counts of aggravated possession and trafficking in drugs, with forfeiture specifications for the money seized during their arrest.

Published by the-daily-record.com.

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