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Lorain man indicted in overdose death

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ELYRIA — A Lorain man arrested in connection with the death of a man who died of an apparent overdose has been indicted of involuntary manslaughter.

Mark Calhoun II, 24, of Shafer Drive, was indicted on charges of involuntary manslaughter, corrupting another with drugs, six counts of drug trafficking, three counts of possession of drugs and possessing criminal tools, according to the indictment filed Thursday.

Calhoun was arrested by the Elyria Police Narcotics Unit on Aug. 25 during an investigation into the death of Justin Fisher, 22, who died on that date at a home on Bell Avenue.

Detectives were able to connect Fisher’s death to Calhoun, who police say was his “drug dealer.”

Calhoun was arrested at a Speedway gas station, and police found drugs, money and other contraband during a search of his vehicle. According to the indictment, Calhoun was trafficking 3-methylfentanyl, cocaine, heroin and Oxycodone.

Police said Calhoun was at the gas station to sell heroin at the time of his arrest, and a cell phone found on Calhoun connected the sale of suspected heroin/fentanyl between Calhoun and Fisher.

At the time of his arrest, Calhoun was on probation and out on bond for an unrelated felony drug offense.

Contact Scott Mahoney at 329-7146 or smahoney@chroniclet.com. Follow him on Twitter @SMahoneyCT.



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