An Akron man faces at least 20 years in prison after being convicted of selling fentanyl and heroin that killed an Akron woman

Ryan Sumlin, 29, is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 3 after a jury in a Cleveland federal courtroom convicted him Friday on all three counts – distribution of fentanyl and heroin that resulted in death, one count of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin.

“This defendant put profits ahead of all else, willingly selling drugs that he knew could – and did —- kill his customers,” U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman said in a news release. “We will prosecute those who profit from this epidemic to the fullest extent of the law, while working to help those who want treatment to find it.”

Sumlin sold a mix of fentanyl and heroin to Carrie Dobbins on March 28, 2015. Sumlin mixed fentanyl – which is far more powerful – with heroin but did not tell his customers. The fentanyl he obtained originally came from China, according to court documents and trial testimony.

Officers from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, along with the Akron and Fairlawn police departments, conducted the investigation.