A Cleveland man who local authorities said was the main supplier of heroin, fentanyl and carfentanil in Wayne County was sentenced to prison Wednesday.
Charles “Quick” Daniels, 39, 7400 Wade Park, Apt. 419, was sentenced to a mandatory sentence of eight years in prison by Judge Corey Spitler.
Daniels was found guilty last month by a jury of various drug charges, including trafficking in heroin and aggravated trafficking.
He was arrested on April 4 along with three other individuals at the Econo Lodge hotel on Old Lincoln Way.
“This guy was not only affecting people in Wooster, but Wayne County as a whole, because people were coming to that hotel to score drugs,” Medway Director Don Hall said following Daniels’ guilty verdict. “I feel confident this was responsible for some of the overdoses in the community.”
The search warrant was the culmination of a drug investigation that Daniels, who goes by the street name “Quick,” was dealing out of the hotel and had connections to a known drug house on Spink Street.
A jury took mere hours to return a guilty verdict against Daniels as the ringleader of the drug dealing that took place between two different hotel rooms, neither of which was in his name.
Approximately 30 grams of opiates were taken into evidence during the warrant execution, along with crack cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Since he has been incarcerated, overdoses generally and cases presented for charges to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office have seen a decline. Prosecutor Dan Lutz said previously that decline appears to be “a direct correlation” to when Daniels was taken off the streets.
Daniels was also in court Wednesday for a pretrial hearing on another case he picked up while staying in the Wayne County Jail.
Daniels will go to trial Dec. 18 for allegedly squirting a shampoo bottle filled with urine on a Wayne County corrections officer in June.
Reporter Steven F. Huszai can be reached at 330-287-1645 or firstname.lastname@example.org.