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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 13, 2019

Canton man charged with using firearm to traffic heroin, fentanyl, methamphetamine and crack cocaine

A seven-count indictment was unsealed charging a Canton man with using a firearm to traffic heroin, fentanyl, methamphetamine and crack cocaine.

Jack Dale Mitchell, 43, was indicted on two counts of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, two counts of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin, one count of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.

Mitchell possessed the aforementioned drugs on February 12, as well as a Ruger 9 mm pistol, 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 records, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violations.  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 investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Canton Police Department, Canton Police Department Special Investigations Unit and the Stark County Metro Narcotics Unit, which includes the Stark County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson Township Police Department and Canton Police Department.  It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron P. Howell.

 

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
Firearms Offenses
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Contact: 
Mike Tobin 216.622.3651 michael.tobin@usdoj.gov
Updated June 13, 2019