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

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Canal Fulton Man Faces Heroin, Cocaine And Firearms Charges

A federal grand jury returned a two-count indictment charging Myron A. Nash, age 39, of Canal Fulton, Ohio, with possession with intent to distribute cocaine and heroin, and being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. 

The indictment alleges that on January 31, 2014, Nash possessed less than 500 grams of cocaine and less than five grams of heroin. 

The indictment further alleges that Nash possessed a Kel Tec 9mm handgun, as well as ammunition, having been previously convicted of crimes punishable by imprisonment for terms exceeding one year. 

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 records, 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.

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

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.

Updated March 12, 2015