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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 11, 2014

East Liverpool Pair Face Crack Cocaine Charges

A federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment charging John N. Lockett III, age 38, and Kaylee Marie Lockett, age 25, both of East Liverpool, Ohio, with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of at least 280 grams of cocaine base, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

The indictment alleges that beginning at least as early as November 2013 and continuing through December 2013, John N. Lockett III and Kaylee Marie Locket conspired to possess and distribute cocaine base.

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 records, 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.

The investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Linda H. Barr.

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.

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Updated March 19, 2015