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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 22, 2018

Bedford man arrested, charged with having firearms while trafficking cocaine, fentanyl and methamphetamine

A Bedford man was charged in federal court with drug and firearms crimes.

Lamont Colvin, 32, was charged with possessing firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking, being a felon in possession of a firearm, distribution of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and cocaine, and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Colvin was arrested on Feb. 7 when DEA agents found him with approximately 25 grams of methamphetamine, 28 grams of fentanyl and 84 grams of cocaine, as well as four loaded firearms, according to the indictment.

Colvin on Feb. 7 had a Glock 45-caliber pistol, a Glock 40-caliber pistol, a Taurus 40-caliber pistol, a Palmetto State Armory PA-15 rifle and ammunition, despite numerous prior convictions for drug trafficking that made it illegal for him to possess firearms, according to the indictment.

Colvin also sold nearly 300 grams of cocaine on two dates prior to his arrest, according to the indictment.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after reviewing 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.

This case was investigated jointly by members of the Drug Enforcement Administration. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Margaret Sweeney.     

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
Firearms Offenses
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Contact: 
Mike Tobin 216.622.3651 michael.tobin@usdoj.gov
Updated June 22, 2018