Man pleads guilty to selling fentanyl to overdose victim

A man accused of selling the drugs to an overdose victim faces potential prison time after pleading guilty.

Scott Grimm, 42, of Port Clinton, who was originally scheduled for his first pre-trial hearing Tuesday, pleaded guilty earlier this month to one count of aggravated trafficking in fentanyl, a fourth-degree felony.

According to reports from the Ottawa County Drug Task Force and the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office, Grimm allegedly sold drugs to an individual who then overdosed.

At the time of his arrest, he reportedly was found with cocaine and fentanyl, a deadly synthetic opioid that can be up to 50 times more potent than heroin.

Grimm was indicted by an Ottawa County grand jury in March on four charges, including corrupting another with drugs, a second-degree felony, drug trafficking, drug possession and aggravated drug possession.

As part of the plea agreement, the remaining three counts will be dismissed at the time of sentencing, according to court records.

Grimm is scheduled to be sentenced at 9:30 a.m., June 29, in Ottawa County Common Pleas Court and faces up to a maximum of 18 months in prison and a fine of $5,000.

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