Akron, Ohio – An Akron man was sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison after ordering 500 grams of a fentanyl analogue from China.
Don A. Maigari, 37, was sentenced to 116 months in prison. Maigari previously pled guilty to possession with the intent to distribute approximately 500 grams of methoxyacetylfentanyl.
Maigari ordered the fentanyl analogue online from a lab in China. U.S. Postal Inspectors intercepted the package and replaced the contents with sham product. Postal inspectors, along with Homeland Security Investigations agents and Akron Police officers conducted a controlled delivery of the package to Maigari on Oct. 13, 2017, according to court documents.
“This case is a great example of how law enforcement works together every day to reduce the flow of these dangerous drugs from hitting our streets,” U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman said. “This amount of fentanyl analogue is the same as sending a bomb through the mail.”
This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron P. Howell following an investigation by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Homeland Security Investigations and the Akron Police Department.
SOURCE: news provided by JUSTICE.GOV on Tuesday, November 13, 2018.