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

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Akron man indicted for having more than a kilogram of methamphetamine

An Akron man was indicted for having more than a kilogram of methamphetamine, said U.S. Attorney Justin E. Herdman.

Johnny C. Brown, Jr., 23, was indicted on one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute over 500 grams of methamphetamine and one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.  

Brown possessed approximately 2,465 grams of methamphetamine in January, according to the indictment.

The investigation was conducted by members of the Akron/Summit County HIDTA Initiative, which includes the Drug Enforcement Administration, Akron Police Department, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Summit County Sheriff’s Office, Summit County Drug Unit, Springfield Township Police Department, Copley Township Police Department, New Franklin Township Police Department, Stow Police Department, Barberton Police Department, Tallmadge Police Department, University of Akron Police Department, Reminderville Police Department, Silver Lake Police Department, Cuyahoga Falls Police Department, and Summit County Prosecutor’s Office.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. States Attorney Teresa Riley.

If convicted, the defendants sentences will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendants’ prior criminal record, if any, the defendants’ 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.         

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.

Drug Trafficking
Mike Tobin 216.622.3651
Updated March 7, 2018