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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Ohio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 19, 2013

Canton Man Faces Cocaine Charges

A federal grand jury returned a three-count indictment charging Thomas Joseph Brown, age 42, of Canton, Ohio, with possession with intent to distribute approximately 446 grams of cocaine, possession of cocaine and attempted possession of cocaine, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. 

Brown was arrested on a complaint on November 14, 2013 when Postal Inspectors in Cleveland were alerted to two suspicious packages.  After further investigation and surveillance Brown was arrested by U.S. Postal Inspectors and members of the Ohio State Highway Patrol and Medway Drug Enforcement Agency.

If convicted, Brown’s sentence will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to this case, including his prior criminal record, if any, his role in the offenses and the unique characteristics of the violations.  In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum. 

The case is being prosecuted by Kevin Culum, Trial Attorney. 

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government's burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Updated March 12, 2015