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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 22, 2015

Youngstown Man Indicted for Narcotics and Firearms

A federal grand jury returned a four-count indictment charging Daron Nesbitt, 35, of Youngstown, with distribution of controlled substances, possession with intent to distribute controlled substances and with being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

Count 1 of the indictment alleges that on or about October 20, 2014, Nesbitt distributed heroin and MDMA.

Count 2 of the indictment alleges that on or about November 5, 2014, Nesbitt distributed heroin and MDMA.

Count 3 of the indictment alleges that on or about November 12, 2014, Nesbitt possessed with the intent to distribute heroin, cocaine, MDMA and marijuana.

Count 4 of the indictment alleges that Nesbitt possessed a Raven Arms, model P25, .25 caliber pistol, and a Walther, model P22, .22 caliber pistol, and ammunition, after having been convicted on felonious assault in the Court of Common Pleas, Mahoning County, Ohio; trafficking in drugs in the Court of Common Pleas, Columbiana County, Ohio; and aggravated trafficking in drugs in the Court of Common Pleas, Trumbull County, Ohio.

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 investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Mahoning Valley Law Enforcement Task Force.   The matter is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David M. Toepfer.

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.

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Updated March 18, 2015