COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A federal jury has convicted a man the government said was the leader of an Ohio ring that moved more than
$1 million in heroin a year.
Fifty-four-year-old Ronald Kelsor was found guilty Monday on all 22 counts against him, including conspiracy to distribute more than 1,000 grams of heroin, and possession of a firearm in the furtherance of a drug crime.
Kelsor was arrested last year and was one of 32 people charged in a ring that authorities said moved Mexican heroin between Marysville, north of Columbus, to southeast Ohio's Nelsonville. His was the only case to go to trial; 29 other defendants made plea deals, and two died.
Kelsor faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison. A message for comment was left Tuesday for his attorney, Frederick Benton Jr.
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