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Ohio drug dealer known as ‘El Chapo Jr’ sentenced to federal prison term

January 5, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Ohio drug dealer known as ‘El Chapo Jr’ sentenced to federal prison term

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Daniel “El Chapo Jr.” Jones, who once boasted about being Dayton, Ohio’s most prominent drug dealer and tried to burn fentanyl during a live Facebook video during an hours-long standoff with police, was sentenced in federal court on Thursday.

According to the Dayton Daily News, Jones, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Walter Rice to 12 years behind bars and 100 hours of community service or job training. Rice said the sentence would be completed consecutively to any pending cases in Vinton and Butler counties.

Jones has been behind bars for roughly 21 months.

Rice added that Jones — whom he referred to as a danger to society — now has 16 felonies with additional that are pending, and had 56 violations while in custody.

Ohio drug dealer Daniel “El Chapo Jr.” Jones, who bragged about being Dayton’s biggest drug dealer sentenced to federal prison

Jones was busted with marijuana in his rectum and has a misdemeanor assault case, both from his time spent in Montgomery County Jail.

Rice said he thinks that Jones’ is sincere about turning his life around, but that the defendant “lacks tools and ability to carry those promises into reality.”

Before he was sentenced, Jones said that he took full responsibility for his behavior. He apologized to his friends and family — many of whom wrote letters of support on his behalf — and said he’d like to be around to raise his infant.

“I’m not glorifying or excusing my behavior,” Jones stated. “But I don’t need a decade or two to realize what I did was wrong.”

In April, Jones pleaded guilty to two of four indicted counts in exchange for the other two charges to be dropped. He pleaded guilty to fentanyl trafficking and being a felon in possession of a gun.

Court records stated that Jones posted a live Facebook video of him next to a fire in a bathroom and saying, “No evidence on me buddy.”

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