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Cleveland man indicted for selling fentanyl, heroin that caused fatal overdose

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Posted at 2:06 PM, Jun 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-01 08:08:17-04

CLEVELAND  — A Cleveland man has been indicted for selling fentanyl and heroin that caused a fatal overdose in Fairview Park last summer.

Devontae Payne, 28, has been charged with one count of distribution of fentanyl and heroin, one count of distribution of heroin, one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and two counts of use of a communication facility to facilitate a felony drug offense.

According to the indictment, Payne allegedly sold a mixture of fentanyl and heroin to a person who fatally overdosed on August 9.

Payne also allegedly sold heroin on Nov. 1 and possessed nearly five grams of heroin and fentanyl on Nov. 7, according to the indictment.

“Defendants like this one, who sell the opioids killing our friends and neighbors, will be held accountable for their actions,” U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman said. “The detectives and agents who worked this case are to be commended for their tenacity.”