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Akron man sentenced to prison in Cuyahoga Falls woman's drug death

By STEVE WIANDT Reporter Published: April 21, 2017 2:52 PM
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AKRON -- Derrick Sales of Akron, was sentenced to eight years in prison on Friday, April 21, in connection with the death of a Cuyahoga Falls woman, according to the Summit County Prosecutor.

Summit County Common Pleas Judge Paul Gallagher found Sales, 24, guilty of involuntary manslaughter, a first-degree felony; having a weapon under disability, a third-degree felony; and aggravated trafficking in fentanyl and carfentanil, a fourth-degree felony.

According to County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh, Sales sold fentantyl to Sheena Moore who died from taking the drug.

"These drugs have devastated our community and these dealers of death need to be held accountable," said Walsh. "We will fight every day for people like Sheena Moore. Sheena never had a chance to live her life. Sheena's grieving family is forced to pick up the pieces because these drug dealers have no regard for the destruction they leave behind."

On June 9, 2016, Moore, 31, was found dead in her Cuyahoga Falls home. Investigators determined Moore died from fentanyl toxicity. Police were able to track the drug she used to Sales, according to the prosecutor's office.

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