Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Ohio
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Akron man faces federal charges for firearms and Fentanyl
A federal grand jury returned a two-count indictment charging Stuart J. Boykin, 39, of Akron, with possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl and heroin, and being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, said Steven M. Dettelbach, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.
Count 1 charges Boykin of possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl/heroin on November 19, 2015. Count 2 charges Boykin with possessing firearms and ammunition on that same date, after having been convicted in Summit County Court of Common Pleas Case No. CR-1995-06-1635A on November 20, 1995, of felonious assault.
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 records, 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.
The investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Linda H. Barr.
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.