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

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Akron man sentenced to life in prison for role in methamphetamine conspiracy

An Akron man was sentenced to life in prison for his role in a conspiracy to distribute more than a kilogram of methamphetamine.

Damar Ruffin, 34, was convicted by a jury earlier this year.

Ruffin in flew from Cleveland to Reno, Nevada, where he rented a vehicle and drove to Sacramento, California. Ruffin and others packaged five bags containing a total of approximately 2,211 grams of methamphetamine in two plastic cylinders on Nov. 4, 2015. Ruffin then drove from California to Nevada, then flew back to Cleveland, according to court documents and trial testimony. 

Ruffin was present on Nov. 13, 2015, at 665 W. Exchange Street in Akron, when the contents of the parcel with the methamphetamine was delivered to that location, according to court documents and trial testimony.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Akron Police Department and the FBI. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Henry F. DeBaggis and Alex Abreu.

Drug Trafficking
Mike Tobin 216.622.3651
Updated May 15, 2018