Leesburg man facing heroin charges


Civitas News Service



A man with a Leesburg address is among multiple defendants allegedly involved in a heroin trafficking network in Fayette County, some with Dayton connections, that have pled to their charges, received a sentence or continue to await trail.

Nine people were indicted in September for alleged heroin trafficking including Nathaniel C. Stroud, 23, of Leesburg.

The indictments were handed down by a Fayette County grand jury last year following an investigation by undercover officers and confidential informants working with the U.S. 23 Major Crimes Task Force and the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.

For Stroud, a jury trial is pending Feb. 23 for two counts of trafficking in heroin, felonies of the fifth degree. A motion to withdraw counsel was filed Jan. 17 and accepted Jan. 23.

According to court records, the alleged drug deals happened across Fayette County in multiple locations, including in the parking lots behind downtown businesses in Washington Court House and at residences on Maple Street and Peddicord Avenue.

Civitas News Service