An Akron man has been sentenced to nearly 11 years in federal prison for selling crack cocaine.
Renardo Darnell Owens, 38, had pleaded guilty in April to conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine. He was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Charleston, W. Va., to 10 years and 10 months in prison.
According to federal prosecutors, Renardo Owens sold crack cocaine to a police informant in February for $140. The next day, he sold $300 worth of crack to an informant. He also gave the informant $500 worth of crack cocaine with the expectation to be paid later.
Owens’ brother, Retsyn Owens, 42, of Akron, also pleaded guilty to trafficking charges. He will be sentenced next month. Prosecutors say Retsyn Owens accepted money and handed over crack cocaine to an informant during a transaction.
Renardo Owens has a prior conviction in Summit County for possession and trafficking cocaine.