Major drug offender sentenced to 11 years

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A man was sentenced to more than ten years in prison today for drug offenses.

35-year-old Raphael Ojezua will serve 11 years in prison for his convictions, which include a Major Drug Offender (MDO) specification.

Deputies responded to Ojezua’s home on Elderberry Avenue in Harrison Township on October 8, 2015, on a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they found that Ojezua had been shot.

The crime scene was searched, and deputies uncovered over 5,000 grams of heroin, plus methamphetamines and cocaine.

He was found guilty on July 10, 2018, for:

  • One count of Possession of Heroin, over 250 grams
  • One count of Aggravated Possession of Drugs (Methamphetamine)
  • One count of Possession of Cocaine

The count of Possession of Heroin includes a Major Drug Offender Specification due to the amount of drugs involved.

Ojezua was sentenced to 11 years in prison on Thursday and was ordered to pay mandatory fines totaling $17,500.

Prosecutor Heck said, “Heroin is an insidious drug that not only can kill, but also destroys lives and families. Defendants who possess bulk amounts of this drug will be held accountable and prosecuted.”

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