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Ohio man indicted for trafficking crack cocaine and illegally having ammunition

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

An Ohio man was indicted trafficking crack cocaine and being a felon in possession of ammunition, said David A. Sierleja, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.


Shamar M. Stevenson was arrested on May 5 and found to have crack cocaine and seven rounds of 9 mm ammunition. He was prohibited from having the ammunition because of prior convictions in Stark County for felonious assault with a firearm and participating in a criminal gang.


The matter is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Aaron P. Howell following an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Canton Police Department.


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 United States of America’s burden to prove each defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.


If convicted, a defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendants’ prior criminal record, if any, the defendants’ roles in the offense and the characteristics of the violations.


Mike Tobin

Updated July 3, 2017

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses