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

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

California man accused of trafficking cocaine into Greater Cleveland

A federal grand jury issued a four-count indictment charging Justin Roman, 26, of California, with trafficking multiple kilograms of cocaine into the Cleveland area, said Carole S. Rendon, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. 

Law enforcement officials allege Roman distributed approximately three kilograms of cocaine for distribution in the Cleveland area through the mail. 

Roman is also charged in the District of New Jersey for similar conduct.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Matt Cronin is prosecuting the case following an investigation by the United States Postal Inspection Service.

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 violation.  In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum.  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
Updated August 24, 2016