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

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Michigan Man Charged For Possessing 900 Oxycodone Pills

A federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment charging James E. Wilson, age 42, of Rochester, Michigan, with possession with the intent to distribute approximately 900 pills of Oxycodone, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. 

Wilson was arrested on December 9, 2013 by the Stark Metro Drug Task Force during the execution of a search warrant at Wilson’s hotel room.  The search warrant yielded approximately 900 pills of Oxycodone which Wilson had brought to Ohio for sale, according to the indictment.

The indictment resulted from an investigation conducted by the DEA assisted by the Stark Metro Drug Task Force, Jackson Township Police Department, Canton Police Department, Stark County Sheriff’s Office, and the Summit Count Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Teresa Dirksen. 

If convicted, Wilson’s sentence will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to this case, including his prior criminal record, if any, his role in the offenses and the unique 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. 

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 March 12, 2015