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Akron man faces heroin charges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb. 26, 2014

A federal grand jury returned a four-count indictment charging Desean R. Harbin, 32, of Akron, with possession with intent to distribute and distribution of heroin, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. 

The indictment alleges that on October 31, November 12, December 16, and December 19, 2013, Harbin possessed and distributed amounts of heroin. 

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 Drug Enforcement Administration and the Akron Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Linda H. Barr.

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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