Cleveland man gets prison time for trafficking in $200,000 worth of heroin

AKRON, Ohio - A 61-year-old Cleveland man will spend eight years in prison for trafficking in $200,000 worth of heroin.

Gerald Howard, 61, was sentenced on Thursday in Summit County Common Pleas Court.

In Nov. 2010, Howard and a co-defendant, Harriet Caynon, 55, arranged to sell 200 grams of the drug to an undercover Akron police officer at a restaurant in Montrose.

After the deal, the two were arrested.

Howard was found guilty by a jury last month. Caynon was convicted of the crime and sentenced earlier to three years in prison.

Records show Howard has a drug history dating back to 1972.

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