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Akron man indicted for distribution of heroin and methamphetamine

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Ohio

A federal grand jury returned a two-count indictment charging Chesseray T. Whatley, 39, of Akron, with possession with intent to distribute heroin and methamphetamine, said Acting U.S. Attorney Carole S. Rendon.

The indictment alleges that on February 8, 2016, Whatley possessed with the intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin and one kilogram or more of methamphetamine. 

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 Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Drug Enforcement Administration.  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.


Updated March 1, 2016

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