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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 17, 2016

California man indicted for mailing methamphetamine and heroin to Akron

A California man was indicted for trafficking methamphetamine and heroin, U.S. Attorney Carole S. Rendon said.

Randolph Harris, 37, of Sacramento, was indicted on one count each of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin.

Harris mailed more than two kilograms of methamphetamine from California to Akron on Nov. 12. He also mailed more than 100 grams of heroin to Akron last month, according to the indictment.

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 and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Henry F. DeBaggis following an investigation by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

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.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated November 17, 2016