Summit County men indicted on carfentil charges; one man faces additional firearms and drug charges
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Ohio
Two Summit County men were indicted in federal court on charges involving firearms, carfentanil and other drugs, said U.S. Attorney Justin E. Herdman and Akron Police Chief Kenneth Ball.
Da Nico D. Geter, 27, of Akron, and Dustin W. Somerville, 29, of Barberton, Ohio, were both indicted on charges of possession with intent to distribute carfentanil.
Geter is also charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine and a marijuana analogue. He faces additional charges for being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm in connection with drug trafficking.
Geter and Somerville were arrested on Sept. 7, 2017 by the Akron Police Department and Akron Police Narcotics Unit. They were found with the aforementioned drugs and Geter had a Springfield Armory .45-caliber pistol and ammunition, despite previous convictions for heroin trafficking and possession of heroin, 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 matter is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Teresa L. Riley following an investigation by the Akron 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.
Updated January 10, 2018