Two Men Charged for Peddling Drugs in Geauga
Two Cleveland men were indicted last week for heroin trafficking in Geauga County between September and October.
Deon Taylor, 40, of 16814 Lotus Drive, and Deontae Hall, 33, of 10609 Elliott Avenue, were indicted by a Geauga County Grand Jury and each charged with one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, a second-degree felony.
Both Taylor and Hall were also each charged with four counts of either trafficking in heroin or complicity to commit trafficking in heroin, all fifth-degree felonies, said Geauga County Prosecutor Jim Flaiz in a statement.
The prosecutor’s office, Geauga County Sheriff’s Office and Chester Township Police Department conducted a join investigation on Taylor and Hall.
The indictments allege both men acting together, conducted several sales of heroin between Sept. 23 and Oct. 3 in Chester and Bainbridge townships, Flaiz said.
Law enforcement arrested Hall and Taylor in early October during a heroin sale in a parking lot of a Mayfield Road business in Chester Township.
“The investigation that culminated in the arrest and indictment of these two drug dealers was the direct result of the resources that law enforcement has received as part of Geauga County’s initiative to combat heroin,” Flaiz said.
The court will schedule an arraignment before Geauga County Common Pleas Judge Forrest Burt. The engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity charge carries a sentence of up to eight years in prison and the drug trafficking charges carry sentences of up to 12 months in prison on each count.
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