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U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman announced today that Brad Lewis Bradley, 40, of Detroit, Michigan, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge John R. Adams to 240 months of imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense.

According to court documents, on September 12, 2019, Summit County Drug Unit detectives and Drug Enforcement Administration agents executed a search warrant at the defendant’s residence in Akron, Ohio, for suspected trafficking of fentanyl. The defendant was present at the residence upon arrival and stated that he possessed drugs and two firearms in the home. The defendant directed law enforcement agents to the drugs and weapons, where they found 221 grams of fentanyl, a loaded .40 caliber pistol and a loaded 9-millimeter pistol.

Law enforcement later learned that the defendant was living in Akron as a fugitive, using an alias to avoid prosecution from drug trafficking charges in Detroit.

Bradley was sentenced under a career offender enhancement by Judge Adams due to previous felony convictions for drug trafficking in Detroit.

This case was investigated by the Summit County Drug Unit and the Drug Enforcement Administration. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron Howell.

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