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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 29, 2018

Garfield Heights man indicted for using a firearm while dealing carfentanil and heroin

A Garfield Heights man was indicted in federal court for using a firearm while dealing carfentanil and heroin, said U.S. Attorney Justin E. Herdman.

Delamar D. Williams, 36, was indicted on one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin and carfentanil, one count of using a firearm in relation to drug trafficking and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Williams had 55.2 grams of a mixture of carfentanil and heroin on Oct. 19, 2017, as well as a 9 mm SCCY CPX-2 pistol. Williams possessed the firearm in relation to his drug trafficking and was also forbidden from having it because of numerous prior convictions for drug trafficking, according to the indictment.

Prosecutors are seeking to forfeit the firearm as well as $81,587 in cash seized as part of the investigation.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Southeast Area Law Enforcement Task Force, which is made up of officers from Bedford, Bedford Heights, Garfield Heights, Maple Heights, Solon, Oakwood and Walton Hills Police Departments. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Patrick Burke.

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
Firearms Offenses
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Contact: 
Mike Tobin 216.622.3651 michael.tobin@usdoj.gov
Updated March 29, 2018