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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Ohio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Akron man indicted on fentanyl and heroin charges

An Akron man was indicted today in federal court for dealing fentanyl and heroin.

Weston D. McDaniels, 34, was indicted on one count each of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and of possession with intent to distribute heroin.

McDaniels possessed 300 grams or more of heroin and fentanyl on September 13 that was purchased in for distribution elsewhere, according to the indictment.

The Greater Akron Area Safe Streets Task Force, the Akron Police Department, Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the case. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Damoun Delaviz.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after a review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, 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.

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.

 

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
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Contact: 
Mike Tobin 216-622-3651 michael.tobin@usdoj.gov
Updated October 23, 2019