Rocky River man indicted on methamphetamine and firearms charges
A Rocky River man was indicted on drug and firearms charges, said U.S. Attorney Carole S. Rendon and FBI Special Agent in Charge Stephen D. Anthony.
Jamshed Ahmad, 43, was arrested this morning. He was indicted on one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Ahmad had more than 50 grams of methamphetamine on July 12, 2016, according to the indictment.
On July 12, he possessed a Ruger LCP 380-caliber pistol and ammunition, despite a 2007 conviction for drug trafficking that made it illegal for him to have a firearm, according to the indictment.
If convicted, the court will determine the defendant’s sentence after a 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.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Vasile Katsaros following an investigation by the FBI.
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.