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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Cleveland man indicted for selling heroin and fentanyl

A four-count indictment was filed in federal court charging a Cleveland man with distributing heroin and fentanyl, said Carole S. Rendon, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

Gino Martin, 27, possessed with intent to distribute heroin and fentanyl and also distributed heroin and fentanyl. The conduct took place between June and August, according to the indictment.

Prosecutors are also seeking to forfeit nearly $7,800 seized during the investigation.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Margaret Sweeney following an investigation by the Northern Ohio Law Enforcement Task Force and the Euclid Police Department.

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.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated September 13, 2016