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Connecticut man indicted for distributing heroin

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

A federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment charging Reynaldo Diaz-Guzman, 25, of Hartford, Conn., with possession with the intent to distribute heroin, said U.S. Attorney Justin E. Herdman, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.


The indictment alleges that on or about November 14, 2017, Diaz-Guzman possessed with the intent to distribute more than 1,000 grams of heroin.


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 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 Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The matter 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.



Mike Tobin

Updated December 14, 2017

Drug Trafficking