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AKRON — Summit County Common Pleas Judge Jill Flagg Lanzinger sentenced Robert L. Rodgers of Akron to 12 years in prison on Monday, June 26, according to a spokesman for the prosecutor's office.
Rodgers, 25, was convicted on June 21 of involuntary manslaughter, a first-degree felony, and aggravated trafficking in drugs, a fifth-degree felony,after he pleaded guilty to the charges in connection with the death two years ago of Kevin Snyder of Cuyahoga Falls, according to a press release from Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh.
Mr. Snyder was found dead in his Falls home in August 2015, according to Walsh. Investigators determined he died after taking fentanyl and traced the drug back to Rodgers, she said.
Rodgers also pleaded guilty on June 21 to felonious assault with a firearms specification, a second-degree felony, and having a weapon under disability, a third-degree felony, in connection to a separate incident in Akron in December 2016. The length of his prison sentence is a total for all of the charges, Walsh's spokesman said.