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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Columbus man indicted on drug trafficking charges involving fentanyl and methamphetamine

A federal grand jury returned a four-count indictment charging Andre Little, 33, of Columbus, with distribution of fentanyl and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and fentanyl.

The indictment alleges that on or about March 11, 2019 and April 5, 2019, Little knowingly and intentionally distributed fentanyl.

The indictment further alleges that on or about April 11, 2019, Little knowingly and intentionally possessed with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and fentanyl.

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 offenses and the 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 investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney David M. Toepfer.

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.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
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Contact: 
Mike Tobin 216.622.3651 michael.tobin@usdoj.gov
Updated May 8, 2019