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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Cleveland man indicted for having carfentanil, fentanyl and cocaine

A Cleveland man was charged in a five-count indictment for having carfentanil, fentanyl and cocaine with the intent of selling drugs, said Carole S. Rendon, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, and Timothy Plancon, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Adminstration’s office that oversees Ohio.

 

Dashawn Elder, 21, was arrested on Nov. 28 and found to have carfentanil, fentanyl, cocaine, as well as a firearm and other drugs, according to court documents.

 

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 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.

 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew J. Cronin is prosecuting the case following an investigation by the DEA.

 

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.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated February 8, 2017