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

Friday, August 8, 2014

Canal Fulton Man Charged For Drug Conspiracy

A one-count criminal information was filed charging Brent A. Horvath, 25, of Canal Fulton, Ohio, with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute marijuana, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. 

The information alleges that from in or about the winter of 2011 through February 2014, Horvath and others conspired to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute more than 50 kilograms of marijuana.

If convicted, a defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to this case, including a defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, a 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.

The investigation preceding the information was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Samuel A. Yannucci. 

An information 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.

Updated March 12, 2015