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

Friday, August 4, 2017

Lima woman indicted for having large amount of carfentanil

A Lima woman was indicted for having a large amount of carfentanil, said David A. Sierleja, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.


Nancy Garza, 32, was indicted on one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.


Garza had more than 52 grams of carfentanil on July 20, according to the indictment.


If convicted, the defendant’ssentence 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 agencies in this case are the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Lima Police Department in conjunction with the West Central Ohio Crime Task Force in Lima. The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas P. Weldon


An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. The defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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Updated August 4, 2017