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Warren man found guilty of selling heroin that led to the fatal overdose of a woman

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Posted at 1:42 PM, Apr 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-02 13:42:18-04

WARREN, Ohio — A jury found a Warren man Monday guilty of selling heroin that resulted in the fatal overdose of a Warren woman, according to a news released from the Department of Justice's Northern District of Ohio office.

John G. Simer II, 39, was found guilty on all the following seven charges:

  • distribution of heroin that resulted in death
  • possession with intent to distribute heroin
  • possession with intent to distribute cocaine
  • being a felon in possession of firearms
  • using firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking
  • being a felon in possession of body armor

Authorities said Simer sold heroin to a Warren woman on March 19, 2017, and one day later, she ingested the heroin, resulting in a fatal overdose, according to the release.

At the time of his arrest on April 19, 2017 and with previous convictions for aggravated robbery and firearm offenses, he had a pistol, 58 rounds of ammunition and body armor, the release says.

His sentencing is scheduled for July 17.

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