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Two Akron men indicted on methamphetamine charges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 12, 2013

Two Akron men were indicted on charges of possession with intent to distribute more than two kilograms of methamphetamine, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

Robert E. Long, age 34, and Demarcus Golden, age 23, were also indicted on charges of use of the mail in interstate commerce to transport the drugs from Washington to Ohio via the United States Postal Service.

The defendants, while in another state, mailed an Express Mail box to themselves to an address in the Akron, Ohio area which contained approximately 10,196 pills of methamphetamine. 

The indictment resulted from an investigation conducted by the United States Postal Inspectors from Cleveland and Tacoma, Washington, the Department of Homeland Security, the Cleveland Police Department and Akron Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Teresa Dirksen.

If convicted, their sentence will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to this case, including 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.

 

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