Ohio News: Akron man, Don A. Maigari sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison after ordering 500 grams of a fentanyl analogue from China

Ohio News: Akron man, Don A. Maigari sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison | #ESC_LLC #fentanyl #Police #Arrest | after ordering 500 grams of a fentanyl analogue from China. Maigari ordered the fentanyl analogue online from a lab in China. U.S. Postal Inspectors intercepted the package and replaced the contents with sham product. Postal inspectors, along with Homeland Security Investigations agents and Akron Police officers conducted a controlled delivery of the package to Maigari on Oct. 13, 2017, according to court documents. (Please scroll down)

“This case is a great example of how law enforcement works together every day to reduce the flow of these dangerous drugs from hitting our streets,” U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman said. “This amount of fentanyl analogue is the same as sending a bomb through the mail.”

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