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Adrian Holmes, age 31, of Cleveland, was indicted on one count of possesion with the intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine

April 25, 2012


Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, announced today that a federal grand jury has returned an indictment against Adrian Holmes, age 31, of Cleveland, Ohio, in connection with the distribution of cocaine.

The one-count indictment charges that Adrian Holmes possessed with the intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine.

If convicted, the sentence in this case will be determined by the Court after consideration of the advisory Federal Sentencing Guidelines which depend upon a number of factors unique to each case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the unique characteristics of the violation. In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.

The case was presented to the grand jury by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel J. Riedl following an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

An indictment 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.


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