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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Elyria man indicted for trafficking fentanyl, heroin and cocaine

An Elyria man was indicted in federal court for trafficking fentanyl, heroin and cocaine.

Kenneth Ward, 44, was indicted on one count of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, possession with intent to distribute cocaine and multiple counts of distribution of heroin, fentanyl and cocaine.

The indictment details multiple sales of drugs by Ward in March and April. Ward on April 28 possessed nearly 22 grams of crack cocaine and four grams of fentanyl, according to the indictment.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Elyria Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Vasile Katsaros.

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.

An indictment is 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 July 25, 2018