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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 29, 2018

Canton man sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for using firearms while trafficking crack cocaine

A Canton man was sentenced to more than 10 years in federal prison for drug and firearms crimes, said U.S. Attorney Justin E. Herdman.

Jack D. Wise, 40, was sentenced to 130 months in prison. He was previously found guilty of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and using a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.

Wise had 28 grams of crack cocaine, a handgun, a shotgun and more than 170 rounds ammunition when he was arrested on March 9, 2017, despite a previous conviction in Stark County Common Pleas Court for trafficking in LSD, according to the court documents.

“People who use firearms as a tool of their drug trafficking doubly put the community at risk,” Herdman said. “The ATF, Canton Police Department and the Stark County Sheriff’s Office did a tremendous job and have made our community safer.”

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Aaron P. Howell following an investigation by the ATF, Canton Police Department and the Stark County Sheriff’s Office.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
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Contact: 
Mike Tobin 216.622.3651 michael.tobin@usdoj.gov
Updated March 29, 2018