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Tiffin Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Intent to Distribute Meth and Illegal Possession of a Firearm

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

Justin Rosas, 31, of Tiffin, Ohio, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Jack Zouhary to 15 years in prison after Rosas pleaded guilty to possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and possession of a firearm as a felon.

According to court documents, on August 21, 2019, Sandusky Police Detectives and DEA investigators executed a search warrant at a residence located on Monroe Street in Sandusky, Ohio.  During the execution of the warrant, law enforcement officers encountered Justin Rosas and Fernando Gonzales Jr. inside the residence and seized two semiautomatic pistols located within plain sight of both men.  Officers then searched Rosas and located, in his pocket, a substance containing methamphetamine.  Rosas is prohibited from possessing a firearm due to a previous conviction of aggravated drug trafficking in the Seneca County Common Pleas Court.

Fernando Gonzales was charged in April 2021 as a felon in possession of a firearm.  This case remains ongoing.

This case was investigated by the DEA and Sandusky Police Department.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew D. Simko.

Updated February 8, 2022

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses