DAYTON – Juwan Chino Dillard, of Dublin, Ohio, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 270 months in prison for conspiring to possess with intent to distribute more than 40 grams of fentanyl.
According to court documents, Dillard participated in a drug trafficking organization that used residences and storage units in Dublin and Columbus to maintain a fentanyl distribution conspiracy.
In November 2018, investigators searched the properties and discovered 59 grams of fentanyl, a hydraulic press commonly used by drug traffickers to press kilogram quantities of narcotics, kilogram press plates and molds, models of Gucci and Louis Vuitton brand emblems for pressing into the narcotics and a written ledger indicated prices per kilogram of different narcotics.
Several bags of bulk cash were discovered in the storage facility on Old Avery Road in Dublin.
The court determined that the conspiracy was responsible for more than eight kilograms of fentanyl. In addition, law enforcement authorities seized more than $360,000 in this case.
Dillard pleaded guilty in the narcotics conspiracy in July 2019.
David M. DeVillers, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio; Keith Martin, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA); and Columbus Police Chief Thomas Quinlan announced the sentence imposed on Aug. 18 by Senior U.S. District Court Judge Thomas M. Rose. Assistant United States Attorney Dwight K. Keller is representing the United States in this case.
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