An Elyria man will spend 12 years in prison for selling fentanyl that caused the fatal overdose of a Lorain County man, according to a media release from the Department of Justice and U.S. Attorney’s Office for Northern District of Ohio.

David Andrew Hollis, 27, sold fentanyl Feb. 21 to a man who fatally overdosed in Lorain County, the release said.

“We will continue to aggressively prosecute those who profit from the sale of drugs that have caused so much death and pain in our community,” Acting U.S. Attorney David A. Sierleja said in a statement. “It will take vigorous law enforcement, combined with prevention efforts and making treatment available to those who want help, to turn the tide on the opioid epidemic.”

Lorain County Sheriff Phil R. Stammitti added, “We are committed to aggressively pursue heroin and fentanyl traffickers and organizations that are creating the drug epidemic that our communities face every day.”

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Marisa Darden and Robert Corts following an investigation by the Lorain County Drug Task Force, the release said.

Published by the morningjournal.com