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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Southern District of Ohio

For Immediate Release

Friday, December 3, 2021
Kenneth L. Parker
, United States Attorney

Jury Convicts Cincinnati Man of Trafficking Fentanyl

CINCINNATI – A federal jury has convicted Lelon Campbell, 28, of Cincinnati, with distributing and possessing with the intent to distribute fentanyl and cocaine.

The verdict was announced today following a trial that began on Nov. 29 before U.S. District Judge Douglas R. Cole.

According to court documents and trial testimony, in June 2018, Campbell distributed fentanyl. In October 2018, he possessed more than 130 grams of fentanyl and approximately 27 grams of cocaine.

A federal grand jury returned a second superseding indictment against Campbell in November 2021. He was originally charged in 2019.

Campbell will be sentenced at a future hearing. He faces at least five years and up to 40 years in prison. Congress sets the maximum statutory sentence. Sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the Court based on the advisory sentencing guidelines and other statutory factors.

Kenneth L. Parker, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio; Ronald H. Herndon, Jr., Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot K. Isaac announced today’s verdict. Special Assistant United States Attorney John Zachary Kessler from the Cincinnati City Solicitor’s Office and Assistant United States Attorney Timothy D. Oakley represented the United States in this case.

Columbus Field Division