Man convicted of drug charges sentenced to 33 years in prison

A Fostoria man was sentenced to 33 years in prison after being convicted by a jury of 13 drug-related counts this afternoon.

Tyree L. Carpenter, 36, was found guilty of one count of involuntary manslaughter, a first-degree felony; two counts of corrupting another with drugs, both second-degree felonies; one count of trafficking in heroin, a third-degree felony; two counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs and one count of trafficking in cocaine, all fourth-degree felonies; and two counts of possession of heroin, two counts of possessing criminal tools and one count each of possession of cocaine and trafficking in heroin, all fifth-degree felonies.

He was acquitted of a charge of trafficking in crack cocaine, a fifth-degree felony.

Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley sentenced him to 30 years in prison, with an additional three years in prison for another drug case, for a total of 33 years in prison.

Stephanie Kiser, assistant Seneca County prosecutor, called Carpenter a “career drug dealer.”

“Defendant believed he was above the law,” she said.