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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Convicted felon faces charges for having fentanyl and firearms

A man with residences in Akron and Barberton was indicted on firearms and fentanyl charges, said Carole S. Rendon, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

 

Anthony J. Board Jr., 33, was indicted on one count of possession with the Intent to distribute fentanyl and one count of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition. Board, Jr., age 33, resided at homes in Barberton, and Akron, Ohio.

 

Akron Police Department Narcotics Unit Detectives along with Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force Officers executed a state search warrant at Board Jr.’s residence in Akron on Dec. 14, 2016 and recovered approximately 25 grams of fentanyl as well as two firearms and a bullet-proof vest, according to court documents.

 

Barberton Police Narcotics Detectives along with Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force Officers executed a state search warrant the same day at Board Jr.’s residence in Barberton. They recovered two additional firearms, including a semi-automatic rifle, according to court documents.

 

Board was prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition because he has several prior felony convictions, including burglary, escape, improper discharge of a firearm and other crimes.

 

The investigation preceding this indictment was conducted by the Akron Police Department Narcotics Unit, the Barberton Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration, Akron, Office. matter is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Aaron P. Howell.

 

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 United States of America’s burden to prove each defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

 

If convicted, a defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendants’ prior criminal record, if any, the defendants’ roles in the offense and the characteristics of the violations.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
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Updated February 1, 2017