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Canton man faces charges for heroin and cocaine

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Ohio

A federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Clifford Ramsey, 20, of Canton, with possession with the intent to distribute and distribution of approximately 163 grams of heroin and approximately 94.55 grams of cocaine, said Steven M. Dettelbach, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

Ramsey was apprehended in March 2015 by law enforcement after fleeing on foot from a traffic stop. Officers recovered two plastic garbage bags containing the heroin and cocaine during the foot pursuit, according to court documents.

If convicted, a 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 violations.  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 Canton Police Department, Stark County Safe Streets Task Force and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The matter is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Teresa Riley.

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 August 19, 2015

Drug Trafficking