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Dealer, accused in fatal overdose of 22-year-old, caught with suspected fentanyl and 6 cell phones

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Posted at 4:32 PM, Aug 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-31 16:32:37-04

An alleged Elyria drug dealer has been charged in connection to the overdose death of a 22-year-old man earlier this month.

On Aug. 25 authorities were called to a home on Bell Avenue for the suspected overdose of Justin Fisher. 

According to reports, investigators were able to link evidence at the scene to Fisher’s dealer, 24-year-old Mark Calhoun.

On Wednesday, narcotics detectives were able to locate Calhoun at Speedway Gas Station, 895 Lorain Blvd, and take him into custody. 

A search of Fisher’s vehicle revealed multiple cell phones, suspected drugs and other contraband lying in plain view.

Police found 71-doses of roxicet and 2.8 grams of suspected fentanyl on top of the car’s center console.  A digital scale was found nearby.

The fentanyl was field-tested and came back positive, police said.

One of the cell phones recovered directly connected the sale of heroin/fentanyl from Calhoun to Fisher, police said.

“Based on the Justin Fisher death investigation, that specific sale on 08-24-2017 ultimately caused Justin Fisher’s death as a result of a fatal overdose,” the report states.

Calhoun was charged with trafficking a schedule II controlled substance, possession of a schedule II controlled substance, trafficking fentanyl, possession of fentanyl, possessing criminal tools, drug paraphernalia and corrupting another with drugs.

He is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 7 at 9 a.m.