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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Former Linndale police officer sentenced to more than three years in prison for drug crimes

A former part-time Linndale police officer was sentenced more than three years in prison for transporting large amounts of MDMA and marijuana, law enforcement officials said.

 

Jonida Alicka, 29, of Rocky River, was sentenced to 41 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Dan Aaron Polster. She was also ordered to forfeit two firearms and cash seized during her arrest last year.

 

Alicka was previously found guilty of possession with intent to distribute MDMA and marijuana.

 

Alicka and her sister Denisa Alicka engaged in multiple sales of MDMA and marijuana between 2014 and 2016. The Alickas obtained the drugs through Rinald Turhani and Leka Konini, both from Michigan, according to court documents.

 

Jonida Alicka also obtained MDMA from her boyfriend who in Canada. She also traveled to New York to pick up MDMA and transport it back to Ohio and then distributed the narcotics throughout Ohio, according to court documents.

 

Turhani was found guilty of drug charges and is serving nine years in prison. Konini and Denisa Alicka have been found guilty of charges and are awaiting sentencing.

 

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Marisa T. Darden and Robert F. Corts following an investigation by the FBI, Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio HIDTA, Rocky River Police, Parma Police and U.S. Border Patrol.

 

Topic: 
Drug Trafficking
Updated January 31, 2017