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

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Ohio Pair Indicted For Marijuana Conspiracy

A federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment charging Tyler J. Lilley, age 33, of Akron, Ohio, and Tyler J. Bell, age 31, of Louisville, Ohio, with conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute marijuana, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

The indictment charges that from at least as early as the Summer of 2012 to on or about June 26, 2013, Lilley conspired to distribute and to possess with the intent to distribute 100 kilograms or more of marijuana; and Bell conspired to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 50 kilograms or more of marijuana.

If convicted, the defendants’ sentences 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 Drug Enforcement Administration.  The matter is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Samuel A. Yannucci.

Updated March 12, 2015