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Sandusky man charged with trafficking heroin and cocaine

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

A Sandusky man was arrested today and charged in federal court with trafficking heroin and cocaine, law enforcement officials said.

Daniel N. Hallingshead, 21, was charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute at least one kilogram of heroin and possession with intent to distribute at least 500 grams of cocaine.

Hallingshead and others sold large amount of heroin and cocaine from several houses in the Sandusky area from at least October 2015 through this week, according to court documents.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Alissa M. Sterling and Duncan Brown following an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Sandusky Police Department, the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Perkins Township Police Department and the Erie County Sheriff’s Office.

If convicted, the defendant's sentence will be determined by the court after reviewing factors unique to this case, including the defendants’ 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.         

A charge is not evidence of guilt. Defendants are entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

The investigation is ongoing.

Updated November 3, 2016

Drug Trafficking