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

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Cleveland man indicted for selling heroin

A Cleveland man was indicted for selling heroin, said Carole S. Rendon, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, and Stephen D. Anthony, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Cleveland office.

Timothy Smith, 49, was indicted on one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin. He had more than 67 grams of heroin on December 15, 2015, according to the indictment.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Marisa Darden following an investigation by the FBI.

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 not evidence of guilt.  Defendants are entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.


Drug Trafficking
Updated September 14, 2016