Dayton’s El Chapo Jr.: 4 things to know about man calling himself area’s ‘biggest drug dealer’

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The man who called himself '??˜El Chapo Jr.' and Dayton's biggest drug dealer was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison.

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A local man who, according to law enforcement officials, refers to himself as "El Chapo Jr." after the notorious Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been sentenced in federal court today.

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Here are four things to know about Dayton’s ‘El Chapo Jr.’:

His real name: 'El Chapo Jr.' is really Daniel E. Jones, .

His arrest: Jones was arrested in early April 2016 after an hours-long standoff with police at The Meadows of Catalpa apartment complex in Harrison Twp. Police said Jones posted a live Facebook feed of himself next to a fire in a bathroom and saying, "No evidence on me buddy."

A search warrant affidavit said law enforcement seized three cell phones, a tablet computer, more than $100,000 in cash and three suspected burnt kilograms of fentanyl.

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His plea: Jones, who bragged about being Dayton's biggest drug dealer, pleaded guilty in Dayton's U.S. District Court to two of four indicted counts — possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and being a felon in possession of a firearms. In exchange for his plea, federal prosecutors dropped the other two counts. As part of a plea agreement, prosecutors removed language from the second count that said Jones had more than 400 grams of fentanyl so that there was no minimum mandatory sentence.

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His history: According to the Vinton County Common Pleas Court, Jones was charged in September 2014 with felony drug trafficking, weapon possession as a felon, misdemeanor marijuana possession, OVI and driving under suspension.

Jones was arrested in Butler County on Dec. 18, 2015, on charges accusing him of rear-ending a Middletown EMS unit on its way to Atrium Medical Center as he was trying to elude Ohio Highway Patrol troopers.

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