For Immediate Release
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
, United States Attorney
Contact: Mike Tobin
Garfield Heights man indicted on carfentanil, fentanyl, heroin and firearms charges
Columbus Field Division
A Garfield Heights man was indicted on carfentanil, fentanyl and firearms charges, U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman said.
Tyrone Cammon, 29, was charged in a seven-count indictment with possession with intent to distribute carfentanil, fentanyl, heroin and fentanyl analogues, using a firearm in relation to drug trafficking, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
“This defendant sold the same drugs that have killed thousands of our friends and relatives and illegally carried a firearm as part of his drug trafficking,” Herdman said.
Cammon possessed fentanyl for distribution on April 9, 2016, as well as a firearm he used in relations to his drug trafficking, according to the indictment.
He possessed heroin and more than 12 grams of methoxyacetylfentanyl, carfentanil and fentanyl pharmacophore for distribution, according to the indictment.
Cammon possessed two Glock .40 caliber pistols and a FNH 5.7x28mm pistol at various times in March 2016, April 2016 and November 2017, despite three previous convictions for drug trafficking, a previous conviction for assault and a previous conviction for attempted tampering with evidence, according to the indictment.
If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after reviewing 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. Attorneys Scott Zarzycki and Kelly L. Galvin following an investigation by the Lakewood and Cleveland Police Departments, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and the U.S. Marshals.
An indicitment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. The defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.