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Seven Akron Men indicted on drug and gun-Related offenses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 27, 2012

 

Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, today announced that a federal grand jury in Cleveland returned six indictments charging seven Akron, Ohio, individuals with narcotics and gun-related offenses.

The following individuals are charged as set forth below:

Jonez S. Ammons, age 20: Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Base (Crack); Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Base (Crack); Maintaining Premises for the Purpose of Manufacturing, Distributing, and Using Cocaine and Cocaine Base (Crack); and Possession of Firearms in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking Offenses.

Jon J. Ammons, age 21: Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Base (Crack); Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Base (Crack); Maintaining Premises for the Purpose of Manufacturing, Distributing, and Using Cocaine and Cocaine Base (Crack); and Possession of Firearms in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking Offenses.

Jonnell L. Ammons, age 23: Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin; Maintaining Premises for the Purpose of Manufacturing, Distributing, and Using Heroin and Marijuana; Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking Offenses; and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

Edwin O. Cain, III, age 26: Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin; Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana; Maintaining Premises for the Purpose of Manufacturing, Distributing, and Using Heroin and Marijuana; and Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking Offenses.

Aaren Dexter, age 25: Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

Donte A. Farmer, age 26: Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

Michael D. McMullen, age 25: Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine and Cocaine Base (Crack); Maintaining Premises for the Purpose of Manufacturing, Distributing, and Using Cocaine and Cocaine Base (Crack); and Possession of Firearms in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking Offenses.

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, the defendants’ roles in the offenses and the 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 matter was investigated by the Akron Police Department Anti-Violence Bureau, as a member of the Akron Area Safe Streets Task Force, which is comprised of the Akron Police Department, the Summit County Drug Unit, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

These cases developed from a May 3, 2012, operation of the Akron Area Safe Streets Task Force which was assisted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the United States Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force, the Metropolitan SWAT Team and the Summit County SWAT Team. On May 3, 2012, law enforcement conducted numerous search warrants in Akron, Ohio, which resulted in the discovery of evidence leading to these charges. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert E. Bulford.

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.

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