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Maple Heights man indicted for selling heroin

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

A three-count indictment was filed charging a Maple Heights man with distributing heroin, said Acting U.S. Attorney Carole S. Rendon.

Rodney A. Haynes, 34, sold heroin on three occasions in the fall of 2015, according to the indictment.

Prosecutors are seeking to seize more than $12,000 in cash seized as part of the investigation.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Marisa Darden and Margaret Sweeney following an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the court after a review of the federal sentencing guidelines and factors unique to the case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record (if any), the defendant’s role in the offense, and the characteristics of the violation.

An indictment is only 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.   

Updated April 7, 2016

Drug Trafficking