Youngstown man pleads guilty to selling heroin that caused overdose

Lebron Bunkley, Jr.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio said a Youngstown man pleaded guilty to selling heroin that resulted in a fatal overdose.

Lebron Bunkley, 37, pleaded guilty to distribution of heroin, cocaine and crack cocaine, being a felon in possession of firearms, and using firearms and ammunition in furtherance of drug trafficking.

A search of Bunkley’s house revealed 286 grams of heroin, 345 grams of powder cocaine, 84 grams of crack cocaine, two firearms and ammunition.

Bunkley said he sold heroin to a man identified as “J.P.” in court documents.

J.P. was found dead in a vacant lot in May, still clutching a needle in his hands.

Investigators say that, according to cell phone records, his last call was to Bunkley.

He is scheduled for sentencing on February 7.