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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 13, 2016

Euclid man charged with distributing heroin

A Euclid man was indicted in federal court for distributing heroin, said U.S. Attorney Carole S. Rendon.

Mario Mattox, 38, had more than 123 grams of heroin on Sept. 13, according to the indictment

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Margaret Sweeney following an investigation by the Euclid Police Department.

If convicted, the defendants’ sentences will be determined by the court after a review of the federal sentencing guidelines and factors unique to the case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record (if any), the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation.

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
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Updated October 13, 2016