Friday, January 13, 2017

Ohio dealer pulls 20 years after 26 overdoses, 2 deaths

An Ohio man responsible for more than two dozen drug overdoses in Huntington, West Virginia, has pleaded guilty in federal court to distributing heroin. 22-year-old Bruce Lamar Griggs of Akron, also known as 'Benz,' faces up to 20 years in prison at sentencing April 10 for selling heroin mixed with potent additives and opioids.

Laboratory tests showed heroin, fentanyl and carfentanil. Griggs sold heroin on the afternoon of August 15 to approximately 26 individuals who suffered overdoses after using the drug. Two of the victims died, and many others required medical treatment.