Heroin kingpin sentenced to 14 years in prison

Heroin kingpin sentenced to 14 years in prison

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Tevaughn Darling, known on the streets as 'Big Baby,' was sentenced Thursday to 14 years in prison for running a major heroin ring that operated on the east side of Cleveland.

The 37-year-old plead guilty Monday to trafficking, conspiracy, having weapons under disability, tampering with evidence and possessing criminal tools.

While sentencing Darling, Judge Nancy A. Fuerst brought up the fact that he was on probation for prior convictions when he committed the new crimes.

"Big Baby Darling is a wholesaler of heroin. He's a merchant of death," said Prosecutor Tim McGinty after the sentencing. "He and other heroin distributors deserve, need and will receive long, hard prison sentences."

Once described as 'a kingpin in the local heroin trafficking market' Darling's adult criminal record stretches over 18 years.

Under the terms of the plea agreement Darling will also forfeit two cars, two guns and 10 cell phones.

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