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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of Ohio

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Justin E. Herdman
, United States Attorney
Contact: Mike Tobin

Akron Man Indicted for having Carfentanil and a Firearm

An Akron man was indicted for having carfentanil and a firearm, said Acting U.S. Attorney David A. Sierleja.

 

Tedre L. Davis, 26, was indicted on one count each of being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession of carfentanil with the intent to distribute.

 

Davis was found on May 30 to have nearly two grams of carfentanil as well as a Kel-Tec .22-caliber pistol and ammunition, despite prior convictions for carrying a concealed weapon and drug conveyance onto government property, according to the indictment.

 

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.

 

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mark S. Bennett following an investigation by the Akron Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

 

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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