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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Medina Man Faces Heroin Charges

A Medina mas was indicted for possession with intent to distribute heroin, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

Curtis DeBose, 34, possessed the heroin on August 7, 2014, according to the indictment.

Debose was arrested by members of the Medina County Drug Task Force and Drug Enforcement Administration on a criminal complaint after an nvestigation. 

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.

The investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by the Medina County Drug Task Force, Medina Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration.  The matter is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Teresa Riley.

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.

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Updated March 12, 2015