Eleven Individuals Involved in International Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering Organization Indicted
A Reminderville man was indicted on federal firearms and drug charges, Acting U.S. Attorney David A. Sierleja said.
A federal grand jury returned a three-count indictment charging Michael D. Sammy, 34, with being a felon in possession of firearms and possession with the intent to distribute LSD and methamphetamine.
Sammy was arrested on October 30, 2016 by the Twinsburg Police Department after they found him in his vehicle in possession of 176 squares of LSD, several grams of liquid methamphetamine and multiple firearms including an MP-15 rifle, a Smith and Wesson Cowboy Commemorative Rifle and a Smith and Wesson .9 millimeter pistol. Sammy was prohibited from possessing firearms because of his status as a convicted felon, according to the indictment.
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 case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Aaron P. Howell following an investigation by the FBI and the Twinsburg 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 government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.