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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Friday, February 16, 2018
Justin E. Herdman
, United States Attorney
Contact: Mike Tobin

Barberton Man Sentenced to More Than 10 Years in Prison for Methamphetamine and Firearms Crimes

A Barberton man was sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for methamphetamine trafficking and firearms crimes.
Matthew R. Golech, 38, was sentenced to 123 months in prison after being found guilty of possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and using a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.
Golech had approximately a 50 grams of methamphetamines in 2016. He also had a Bersa Firestorm .22 caliber pistol which he used in furtherance of drug trafficking, according to court documents.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron P. Howell following an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Field Division: Columbus Field Division