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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Cleveland man indicted for receiving package containing PCP

A federal grand jury today returned an indictment charging Ahmad D. Fletcher, 24, of Cleveland, with receiving a package containing approximately 1,677 grams of Phencyclidine, or PCP, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

The United States Postal Service seized the package and made a controlled delivery to Fletcher’s residence. Fletcher received the package containing the PCP, according to the indictment.

The United States Postal Service conducted the investigation.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Marisa T. Darden.      

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 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.  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 July 16, 2015