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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Warren man charged in federal court with distributing heroin and crack cocaine, maintaining a drug house

A Warren man was charged in federal court with distributing heroin and crack cocaine and maintaining a drug house.

Robert J. Lang, Jr., 24, was arrested Tuesday.

Lang sold gram quantities of heroin and cocaine between February and June. He also used 1030 Mason Street in Warren as a place to sell and store drugs, according to an affidavit filed in the case.

Law enforcement agents from the DEA, TAG Law Enforcement Task Force and ATF searched the Mason Street house in March and found approximately one ounce of heroin and one ounce of crack cocaine, as well as surveillance equipment, syringes, Narcan, a money counter and an assault rifle magazine, according to the affidavit.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the TAG Law Enforcement Task Force and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It is being prosecuted by Assistant. U.S. Attorney David M. Toepfer.

If convicted, the defendants’ sentences 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.

A charge 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.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
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Contact: 
Mike Tobin 216.622.3651 michael.tobin@usdoj.gov
Updated August 7, 2018