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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Ohio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, December 9, 2016

Two from New York City indicted for having a kilogram of fentanyl

Two New York City men were indicted for having a kilogram of fentanyl, said U.S. Attorney Carole S. Rendon and DEA Special Agent in Charge Timothy J. Plancon.

Hector Lebron, 43, and Alberto Marcial-Santos, 35, were each indicted on one count of possession with the intent to distribute a kilogram of fentanyl.

If convicted, the defendants’ sentences will be determined by the Court after reviewing factors unique to this case, including the defendants’ prior criminal records, if any, the defendants’ 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 investigating agency in this case is the Drug Enforcement Administration, with assistance from the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Michael J. Freeman.            

An indictment is only a charge and 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.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated December 9, 2016