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Cleveland woman charged for heroin distribution

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

A federal grand jury today returned an indictment in U.S. District Court charging Stacey R. Carlton, 36, of Cleveland, with possessing with intent to distribute approximately three kilograms of heroin, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

The Drug Enforcement Administration 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.

Updated October 7, 2015

Drug Trafficking