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

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Cleveland man charged with distributing fentanyl, heroin and cocaine

A Cleveland man was charged with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl, heroin and cocaine, law enforcement officials said.

Roland M. Smith, 42, was charged via criminal information with one count of conspiring to distribute at least 40 grams of fentanyl, 100 grams of heroin and 500 grams of cocaine.

The charges seek to forfeit a Kal-Tech .22 pistol and various sizes of ammunition seized on April 27, 2016.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph M. Pinjuh following an investigation by the Northern Ohio Law Enforcement Task Force.

If convicted, the court will determine the defendants’ sentence after a review of factors unique to this case, including the defendants’ prior criminal record, if any, the defendants’ role in the offense, and the characteristics of the violation.  In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum.  In most cases, it will be less than the maximum.

A charge 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.

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Updated July 5, 2016