Perry man accused of importing fentanyl from China

A Lake County man was indicted Feb. 6 for allegedly importing 35 grams of a fentanyl analogue from China, said U.S. Attorney Justin E. Herdman.

Karl F. Brewster, 58, of Perry Township, imported about 35 grams of methoxyacetyl fentanyl from the People’s Republic of China between March 10 and April 25, 2017, according to the indictment.

“This defendant illegally imported drugs that are killing thousands of our neighbors and relatives,” Herdman said. “We will continue to work to reduce the supply of these deadly drugs while partnering with others focused on reducing the demand.”

The case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Published by the News-Herald

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