Warren man indicted in death

YOUNGSTOWN — A Warren man has been indicted on federal charges, accused of supplying drugs laced with fentanyl to a person who died from an overdose.

Maurice Washington, 32, of West Avenue NW, faces charges of distribution of fentanyl resulting in death, three counts of distribution of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute heroin and fentanyl, possession with intent to distribute tramadol, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug crime and being a felon in possession of a firearm, all with forfeiture specifications, court documents show.

The indictment was issued Sept. 11, but unsealed after Washington was arrested. The indictment states Washington sold someone fentanyl on Sept. 29, 2018, and that person later died. The indictment does not identify the victim except by the initials, “C.B.”

He also is accused of selling cocaine on Nov. 14, 15 and 16 of 2018, selling heroin, fentanyl and painkillers on Nov. 21, 2018, and of having a .25-caliber pistol, .22-caliber revolver and 9 mm handgun also on Nov. 21, 2018.

Washington is not allowed to have a firearm because of a 2010 conviction for possession of heroin in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court, court records show.


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