Akron man sentenced for threatening man after botched drug deal - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Akron man sentenced for threatening man after botched drug deal

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AKRON, OH (WOIO) -

An Akron man was sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison for threatening to kill a man unless he was given money or drugs, police say.

Police say Franklin D. Conley, 28, and Patrick Griffin, 29, were introduced by the victim's brother to a Mexican drug dealer, who took their money without supplying the drugs. Conley and Griffin then threatened the victim and his family with serious physical harm or death if he didn't provide them with between $65,000 and $175,000 or introduce them to another drug dealer, according to an FBI affidavit

The harassment began in Feb. of 2015.

Griffin pleaded guilty.  

Conley was convicted earlier this year of one count of violating the Hobbs Act, three counts of use of a communication facility to facilitate a drug offense and one count of interstate communications with intent to extort. On Monday, he was sentenced to 115 months in prison. 

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