Criminal charges related to oxycodone filed on Canton man
A Canton man was indicted on three counts related to the distribution of Oxycodone, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.
Christos Karasarides, age 47, was charged with possession with the intent to distribute approximately 40 grams (141 pills) of Oxycodone; possession of Oxycodone and using and maintaining a residence in Canton, Ohio, for the purposes of distributing and using Oxycodone.
If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal records, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the 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 investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by the United States Secret Service. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Samuel A. Yannucci.
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.