DAYTON — An Arizona truck driver accused of distributing fentanyl and heroin to Dayton pleaded guilty to a drug charge, according to the Department of Justice Southern District of Ohio.
Michael D. Nailen, 54, pleaded guilty to conspiring to distributing large quantities of fentanyl, heroin and cocaine.
He faces 10 years to life in prison.
Nailen worked with others to deliver more than 400 grams of fentanyl, 100 grams of fentanyl analogue, one kilogram of heroin and five kilograms of of cocaine to Dayton and other area of the country, according to the DOJ.
Working as a commercial truck driver, Nailen reportedly would let others hide drugs and cash in his tractor trailer while travelling for work.
In December 2018, he met Marco Gonzalez in Dayton and gave him a box of drugs to deliver to local drug dealers, according to the DOJ.
The pair reportedly repeated the process in Columbus.
When law enforcement discovered them, Nailed had 23 kilograms of fentanyl, six kilograms of heroin, two kilograms of fentanyl analogue and five kilograms of cocaine in his truck.
Gonzalez also pleaded guilty to conspiring to distributing large quantities of fentanyl, heroin and cocaine.