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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Lima man indicted for trafficking at least one kilogram of heroin and one kilogram of cocaine

A Lima man was indicted in federal court for trafficking at least one kilogram of heroin and one kilogram of cocaine.

John Reed, Jr., 43, was indicted on one count of attempted possession with intent to distribute heroin and one count of one count of attempted possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after reviewing 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 violation. In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases, it will be less than the maximum.

The investigating agency in this case is the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with assistance from the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alissa M. Sterling is handling the case.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. 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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Contact: 
Mike Tobin 216.622.3651 michael.tobin@usdoj.gov
Updated September 26, 2018