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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Thursday, September 14, 2017
Justin E. Herdman
, United States Attorney
Contact: Mike Tobin

Cleveland Man with Carfentanil, Heroin, Crack Cocaine and a Gun Indicted

A Cleveland man was indicted on drug and firearms charges, U.S. Attorney Justin E. Herdman said.

Alonzo Hill, 52, was indicted on one count each of being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession with intent to distribute heroin and carfentanil, possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking.

Hill had three grams of heroin and carfentanil, six grams of crack cocaine, a Glock .45-caliber pistol and ammunition on June 27, 2017, despite convictions for attempted robbery and assault on a police officer, according to the indictment.

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 violation. 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 U.S. Attorney Ranya Elzein following an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Cleveland Division of Police.

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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