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Drug dealer guilty for selling fatal heroin dose

Posted at 7:12 AM, Mar 31, 2016

A Cleveland drug dealer has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for selling a dose of heroin-fentanyl mix last year that killed a 66-year-old man.

Mario Edmonds, 35, was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter, corrupting another with drugs, possessing criminal tools, trafficking and drug possession this week. 

Edmonds sold drugs to 66-year-old William Cohen in May of last year. Cohen's body was found on May 31 in an apartment on East 98th Street in Cleveland. He was pronounced dead at Marymount Hospital. 

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office determined that Cohen died after injecting a deadly mixture of fentanyl and heroin.

Cohen's cell phone helped lead police to Edmonds. 

In 2015, the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office attributed more than 230 deaths to heroin, fentanyl or a combination of the two.