Clermont Co. drug dealer convicted in fatal overdose

Clermont Co. drug dealer convicted in fatal overdose

CLERMONT COUNTY, OH (FOX19) - A convicted drug dealer could spend up to 20 years in prison for selling a deadly dose of heroin laced with fentanyl.

A Clermont County jury found Michael Potee, Jr. guilty of involuntary manslaughter, drug trafficking and corrupting another with drugs.

Potee, 36, of Goshen, sold the drugs on May 20, 2015, according to the Clermont County prosecutor's office. One person died and another overdosed as a result. The surviving victim testified in court.

This was the first jury trial in Clermont County where a drug trafficker was charged in connection with a deadly overdose.

Potee will be sentenced on June 6.

Fetanyl is a powerful pain reliever similar to morphine but typically more potent. Often mixed with heroin, the drug has been more widespread in the past few years, according to the Hamilton County Heroin Coalition.

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