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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of Ohio
Rebecca C. Lutzko, United States Attorney
Contact: Thomas P. Weldon
For Immediate Release
Friday, August 4, 2023

Akron Man Sentenced to Over 13 Years for Gun and Drug Charges

CLEVELAND – Reginald Allen, 37, of Akron, Ohio, was sentenced yesterday to 157 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Bridget M. Brennan, after he pled guilty to a nine-count indictment including charges for possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, a fentanyl analog, cocaine and methamphetamine. Allen also pled guilty to possessing a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking and two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Judge Brennan ordered Allen to serve 5 years of supervised release following imprisonment.

According to court documents and court records, on March 16, 2022, Portage County Sheriff’s Deputies stopped Allen for traffic violations. Allen possessed 34 grams of fentanyl and a loaded firearm in the center console of his car. Law enforcement obtained a search warrant for Allen’s apartment in Akron following the traffic stop. Allen possessed 41 grams of fentanyl, 23 grams of p-Fluorofentanyl (a fentanyl analog), 32 grams of methamphetamine, 7 grams of cocaine, drug scales, a drug press and another loaded firearm in his apartment. Allen had prior felony drug trafficking and firearm convictions in the Summit County Court of Common Pleas.

The investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Portage County Sheriff’s Department and the Akron Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Aaron P. Howell and Damoun Delaviz.


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