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

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Akron men indicted for distributing fentanyl

Two Akron men were indicted on charges of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, said U.S. Attorney Carole S. Rendon.

Indicted are Brian L. Williams, 54, and Terrance L. Ford, 50

Akron Police Department Narcotics Unit Detectives along with Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force Officers executed a state search warrant at Williams and Ford’s residence in Akron on July 27, 2016 and recovered over 100 grams of a substance containing fentanyl along with several fentanyl patches, according to court documents. 

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Aaron P. Howell following an investigation by the Akron Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

If convicted, the defendants’ sentences will be determined by the court after a review of the federal sentencing guidelines and factors unique to the case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record (if any), the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation.


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
Updated October 13, 2016