A Defiance man was sentenced to prison in Defiance County Common Pleas Court for his involvement in a drug transaction that led to a woman’s overdose death more than three years ago.
Daniel Oberlin, 33, 523 N. Clinton St., pleaded no contest to involuntary manslaughter, a first-degree felony; and two counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, each a third-degree felony, and was found guilty of each.
He was given a 54-month prison term by Judge Joseph Schmenk, who ordered that the sentence run consecutive to terms imposed in Henry County (for aggravated trafficking in drugs, a fourth-degree felony), Williams County (for attempted escape, a third-degree felony) and Wood County (for attempted escape, a fourth-degree felony).
The prison term totals nine years and 11 months.
Oberlin was indicted on the involuntary manslaughter charge by a Defiance Couty grand jury in March.
It alleged that on Dec. 21, 2016 he caused the death of Michaela Myers, 20, of Defiance. She died of an overdose of heroin and methamphetamine provided by Oberlin,
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according to the prosecutor’s office.
Additional charges of corrupting another with drugs, a second-degree felony; and aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, were dismissed.
An attempt to contact Oberlin’s attorney for comment — Jeff Horvath of Defiance — was unsuccessful Monday.
Oberlin is one of several defendants that have been convicted in Defiance County in recent years of causing overdose deaths through drug transactions to the victim.