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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Three People Indicted On Cocaine Charges

Three people were indicted on charges related to a conspiracy to distribute two kilograms of cocaine, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

Count 1 charges Christopher Isaac, age 43, of Los Angeles; Sharon Stanley, aka Sharun Stanley, age 40, of Las Vegas; and Charlotte Brookins, age 34, of Las Vegas, with conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute approximately two kilograms of cocaine; and charging in Count 2, with possession with the intent to distribute approximately two kilograms of cocaine.

This indictment is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Ohio HIDTA, and the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department into drug trafficking activities occurring in the greater Cleveland area and elsewhere. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Teresa Dirksen and Matthew Shephard.

If convicted, the defendants' sentences will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendants’ prior criminal records, if any, their 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.

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