Niles Man Faces Drug Charges
Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, today announced that a grand jury returned a one-count indictment charging Clint A. Hood, 49, of Niles, Ohio, with growing marijuana, and possessing marijuana with the intent to distribute.
The indictment alleges that on October 2, 2012, Hood grew and possessed more than 100 marijuana plants.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Justin Seabury Gould, following investigation by agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration.
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 violation. 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.