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Summit County gets tough on heroin deaths, charging drug suppliers with involuntary manslaughter

When Charles Marotto was recently sentenced to five years in prison for providing a fatal hit of heroin to a man he considered a friend, few people left the courtroom happy.

Not Marotto. Not the victim’s father. Not the judge. Not the prosecutor. Not the defense attorneys.

Marotto, 28, of Silver Lake, was the 21st person in Summit County sentenced to prison for giving or selling heroin to someone who died from an overdose since 2013.

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