Toledo man sentenced to prison for selling fentanyl that caused 2 deaths


TOLEDO – Gerald Isom, 49, of Toledo, was sentenced to 300 months in prison by U.S. District Judge James R. Knepp, II, after earlier pleading guilty to two counts of distribution of fentanyl.

According to court documents, during the evening of Dec. 26, 2019, Isom sold fentanyl to a group of five young men who believed they were receiving cocaine. The young men snorted the fentanyl, and all five overdosed. Three of the young men later woke up to find out that two members of group had died as a result of ingesting the fentanyl. That same evening, Isom sold fentanyl to another man who believed he was receiving cocaine. That man also overdosed, but survived after he was revived with Narcan.

Isom was also ordered to serve three years of supervised release and pay a $200 special assessment and $1,026 in restitution.

The investigation was conducted by the Lucas County Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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