For Immediate Release
Thursday, February 15, 2018
, United States Attorney
Justin E. Herdman
Contact: Mike Tobin
Elyria man charged with trafficking fentanyl, cocaine and firearms offenses
Columbus Field Division
A federal grand jury indicted Clint D. Jackson, 26, of Elyria, on multiple firearms and narcotics offenses, said United States Attorney Justin E. Herdman.
The indictment charges that Jackson, who had previously been convicted of two felonies, possessed three different firearms in January of 2018. The indictment also charges Jackson with seven counts relating to the distribution of fentanyl and cocaine, one count of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and one count of selling or transferring firearms to a prohibited person.
The case was investigated by the Elyria Police Department and the ATF. Assistant U.S. Attorney James Lewis is prosecuting the case.
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 violation. In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.
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.