DEWITT COUPLE CHARGED IN COCAINE SEIZURE
GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN – Patrick A. Miles, United States Attorney for the Western District of Michigan; Rodney M. Charles, Supervisory Agent in Charge of the Lansing, Michigan, FBI office; and Detective First Lieutenant Timothy Gill, Section Commander of the Tri-County Metro Narcotics Squad in Lansing, today announced the arrest and charge of Roberto Cantu, Jr., age 39, and Lindsay Ann Jones, age 30, as a result of the seizure of nearly a kilogram of cocaine and other evidence from their residence in DeWitt, Michigan, on August 1, 2013, pursuant to a search warrant. Cantu and Jones were arrested at that time and initially charged in a criminal complaint with possession of 500 grams or more of cocaine with intent to distribute. On August 6, 2013, Cantu and Jones were indicted on that offense by a federal grand jury in Grand Rapids. Both of them have been released on bond. The case has been assigned to the Hon. Paul L. Maloney, Chief District Judge, for further proceedings. If convicted on that charge, Cantu and Jones face a maximum penalty of not less than five years up to 40 years in prison, a $5,000,000 fine, and at least four years of supervised release.
The arrest and indictment were the result of an ongoing Drug Task Force investigation in the Lansing, Michigan, area by the FBI and Tri-County Metro Narcotics Squad. The investigation is continuing. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John Bruha.
The charges in an indictment are merely accusations, and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.