Eleven Individuals Involved in International Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering Organization Indicted
An Akron man was indicted on federal drug and firearms charges, said Acting U.S. Attorney David A. Sierleja.
Curtis Earl Tucker, Jr., aka Reginald T. Shannon, 36, was indicted on one count of possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and one count of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition.
On March 9, 2017, Tucker possessed with the intent to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine and a Smith & Wesson SDVE, 9mm pistol, a Colt Trooper MK3, .357 magnum revolver, a Ruger, model P95, 9 mm pistol, and a Armi Tan Foglio .25 caliber pistol, and ammunition, despite a prior federal conviction for distribution of crack cocaine, according to the indictment.
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 record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the 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 preceding the indictment was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Akron Police Department, Narcotics Unit. matter is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David M. Toepfer.
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.