Warren man found guilty of selling heroin that led to fatal overdose

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John G. Simer II, charged with selling heroin that resulted in a fatal overdose

A Warren man was found guilty of selling heroin that led to a fatal overdose.

John Simer II, 39, faces seven charges, including drug trafficking of heroin and cocaine as well as being a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to officials, Simer sold heroin on March 19, 2017. A woman died from an overdose after ingesting the heroin one day later. 

Officials found heroin, cocaine, a .40 caliber pistol, ammunition and body armor in Simer’s possession. Simer had previous convictions for aggravated robbery and firearm offenses, which made it illegal for him to have a firearm or body armor.

“Opioids and other drugs have caused a staggering amount of pain and death across our state, particularly in Trumbull County,” said U.S. Attorney Justin Herman in a press release. “We will continue to seek long prison sentences for people who sell heroin and profit off this epidemic.”

Simer will be sentenced on July 17.

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