Elyria man sentenced to 20 years for fetanyl overdose death

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Siarres Noble

CLEVELAND – After his indictment in April on two counts of distribution of heroin and four counts of distribution of fentanyl, Siarres Noble, 29, has been sentenced to 20 years in jail.

Noble plead guilty to four counts of distribution of fentanyl, two counts of distribution of heroin and one count of possession with intent to distribute.

In a release, Steven M. Dettelbach, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio said Noble admitted to selling heroin and fentanyl many times throughout March and November of 2013, including some sold on November 8, 2013 leading to the death of an Elyria woman the next day.

“The drugs sold by this defendant killed a woman,” Dettelbach said in the release. “Heroin and fentanyl use leads to death, destroys lives and damages families. This should send a clear message to drug  dealers who are doing nothing more than selling poison, that we in law enforcement will work death and overdose cases back from the victims, identify who supplied them the drugs and hold them accountable for their actions.”

Elyria Police Chief Duane also made a statement in the release, “There is a serious drug problem in this country and it is important that law enforcement at every level take the steps necessary to combat the sales of illegal drugs.  Sadly, in this case, the sale of drugs led to someone’s death.  The weapon used may not have been a gun, but it is just as deadly.”

The case was investigated with the Elyria Police Department and the Cleveland FBI. Prosecuation was from Assistant United States Attorneys Robert F. Corts and Vasile C. Katsaros and Special Assistant United States Attorney Margaret Tomaro of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.