Two Akron men indicted for cocaine conspiracy
Two Akron men were indicted for their roles in a cocaine conspiracy, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.
Jermaine D. Bailey, age 39, and Leonard B. Tyler, Jr., age 32, were charged with one count each of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute approximately 245 grams of cocaine and one count of possession with intent to distribute approximately 245 grams of cocaine on November 13, 2013.
If convicted, the sentences of Tyler and Bailey will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, his 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.
The investigation is being conducted by the United States Postal Inspection Service with assistance from the Akron Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Kevin Culum, Trial Attorney.
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.