EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSMan Sentenced For Role In Record-Breaking Drug Scioto County Drug Seizure
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Reported by: Tiersa Davis
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Oct. 2, 2013 2:32 PM EDT
Updated: Oct. 2, 2013 3:20 PM EDT
Portsmouth , Scioto County , Ohio
A Cincinnati man police said was responsible for trafficking large amounts of heroin and cocaine in Scioto County, Ohio, has been sentenced.
Antwan L. Criswell, 32, of Cincinnati was sentenced Wednesday to eight years in prison, the Scioto County Prosecutor's Office said. Criswell waived a jury trial and was tried by Common Pleas Judge Howard Harcha.
In August 2012, the Southern Ohio Task Force and the FBI began an investigation of heroin trafficking involving drug dealers from Cincinnati. On Sept. 24, officers received information that a shipment of heroin would be arriving and the recipients were armed and dangerous. Officers and FBI were armed with AR-15 weapons and stopped a vehicle with 152 grams of heroin and 72 grams of crack cocaine.
At the time, it was the largest heroin seizure in Scioto County. Prosecutors said Criswell had only been out of prison for 13 days when he was arrested. He was convicted of nine felonies in 1999 including trafficking charges.
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