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

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Two from Northwest Ohio indicted for having methamphetamine

Two men from Northwest Ohio were indicted in federal court for attempting to distribute methamphetamine, said U.S. Attorney Justin E. Herdman and FBI Special Agent in Charge Stephen D. Anthony.


Eric D. Mason, 28, of Lima, and Kasey J. Hutchinson, 25, of Findlay, were each indicted on one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The men possessed approximately 54 grams of methamphetamine on Sept. 6, according to the indictment


If convicted, the defendants’sentences will be determined by the Court after reviewing factors unique to this case, including the defendants’ prior criminal record, 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 Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas P. Weldon    


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.

Drug Trafficking
Mike Tobin 216.622.3651
Updated October 12, 2017