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Cleveland men indicted for trafficking three pounds of fentanyl

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Ohio

Two Cleveland man were indicted for trafficking more than three pounds of fentanyl, said U.S. Attorney Carole S. Rendon.

Edward Jewell (aka Rayshawn Williams), 29, and Muhammad Salett, 25, were each indicted on one count of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl.

The men had approximately 2991 grams of fentanyl in their possession on Jan. 13. The drugs were mailed from Las Vegas to a home on East 53rd Street in Cleveland, according to court documents.

If convicted, the sentence in this case will be determined by the court after consideration of the federal sentencing guidelines which depend upon a number of factors unique to each case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offenses and the unique 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.


The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Justin Seabury Gould following an investigation by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Cleveland Division of Police and the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department.


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.

Updated February 15, 2017

Drug Trafficking