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Lorain Man Found Guilty of Possessing Methamphetamine and Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Ohio

CLEVELAND – United States Attorney Rebecca C. Lutzko announced today that Brandon O. Chambers, 41, of Lorain, Ohio, was found guilty of one count of possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. The trial lasted four days and was presided over by U.S. District Judge Solomon Oliver, Jr.

According to court documents and trial testimony, on October 28, 2021, Avon patrol officers stopped Chambers’ vehicle for speeding and having no plates. Chambers fled initially, but eventually stopped after multiple patrol vehicles followed. After Chambers was arrested, officers found a firearm in his vehicle along with approximately 218.7 grams of methamphetamine. Chambers has multiple prior felony convictions which prohibited him from possessing a firearm.

Sentencing is scheduled for December 7, 2023. Chambers faces a mandatory minimum sentence of ten years in prison, although his sentence will be determined by many factors and may be higher than the mandatory minimum. The judge will determine the appropriate sentence after considering the sentencing guidelines and other factors.

The investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by the Avon Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Payum Doroodian and Vanessa Healy.


Thomas P. Weldon

Updated August 17, 2023

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses