Ohio Man Sentenced for Distribution of Drugs Near Ohio County School


A Cleveland man was sentenced in federal court for selling drugs near an elementary school in Ohio County.

Shawn Lamont McClain, 37, was sentenced for the distribution of heroin mixed with fentanyl and will now serve a total of 18 years in prison.

McClain admitted to selling and conspiring to sell heroin and fentanyl on several occasions in 2015 in Ohio County.

He was sentenced to 95 months by Senior U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr.  Judge Stamp ordered the sentence to run consecutively to a 120-month sentence previously imposed by U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey for a 2014 heroin trafficking conviction, and thus McClain will be incarcerated for a total of 215 months.

Evidence was presented at Wednesday’s sentencing hearing regarding the powerful nature of the substances sold by McClain and the fact that it led to multiple overdoses in the Ohio Valley. 

Several of McClain’s transactions occurred on Wheeling Island, and one occurred near Madison Elementary School.

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