An Akron man scheduled to go on trial this week instead pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the overdose deaths of two people.
Shawndre Springfield, 20, pleaded guilty to two counts of involuntary manslaughter Monday in Summit County Common Pleas Judge Amy Corrigall Jones’ courtroom. The remaining charges filed against him are expected to be dismissed during his sentencing at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 28.
Jones ordered a presentence investigation and victim impact statement.
Springfield was scheduled to go on trial Tuesday afternoon.
Prosecutors say Springfield sold carfentanil in July 2016 to a 22-year-old Akron man who died after taking it. Police tracked the drugs back to Springfield and charged him with corrupting another with drugs.
While out on bond on this case, prosecutors say Springfield sold drugs in September 2016 to another person who shared them with a 40-year-old Hudson woman who overdosed and died.
Springfield’s other charges include two counts each of corrupting another with drugs, aggravated trafficking in drugs and trafficking in heroin, and one count each of possession of heroin and driving under suspension.
Attorney Kirk Migdal is representing Springfield.