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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 24, 2018

Cleveland man indicted for having fentanyl, heroin and cocaine

A Cleveland man was indicted in federal court for having large amounts of fentanyl, heroin and cocaine.

Aaron Reels, 51, was arrested on April 24 in possession of approximately 319 grams of heroin, 200 grams of a mixture of fentanyl and heroin, and 138 grams of cocaine, according to the indictment.

This case was investigated by the DEA and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Marisa T. Darden.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after reviewing 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 violation.  In all cases the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. The defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
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Contact: 
Mike Tobin 216.622.3651 michael.tobin@usdoj.gov
Updated May 24, 2018