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Youngstown Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Selling Heroin That Resulted in Overdose Death
CLEVELAND, June 24 -- U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, David A. Sierleja, issued the following news release:

A Youngstown man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for selling heroin that resulted in a fatal overdose, said Acting U.S. Attorney David A. Sierleja and Stephen D. Anthony, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI's Cleveland Office.

Shayne Mascarella, 23, distributed heroin that directly resulted in the July 19, 2015 death in Youngstown of a person identified in the court documents as L.Z.

"Heroin has caused an unprecedented wave of death, pain and destruction in Ohio," ... Show Full Article

USDA Forest Service Asks Drone Operators to Stay on the Ground When Forest Service Aircraft Are Flying
TAOS, N.M., June 24 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's U.S. Forest Service unit - Carson National Forest - issued the following news release:

Starting Monday June 26 through July 21, the Forest Service plans to conduct annual aerial surveys for insect and disease outbreaks on the Carson National Forest. Forest Service airplanes and helicopters regularly fly over private, state, and National Forest System lands at low altitudes to perform a variety of natural resource management missions, including insect and disease surveys, remote sensing to acquire aerial images and data, and firefighting.

Under ... Show Full Article

Sister and Brother from Willoughby Indicted for a Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana
CLEVELAND, June 24 -- U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, David A. Sierleja, issued the following news release:

A sister and brother from Willoughby were indicted for a conspiracy to distribute marijuana, said Acting U.S. Attorney David A. Sierleja.

Natasha D. Lewis, 28, and Bennett M. Lewis, 26, were indicted on one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute a controlled substance and one count of possessing a controlled substance with the intent to distribute.

Natasha D. Lewis worked as a carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. She exchanged messages with ... Show Full Article

Portage County Man Indicted for Sexual Exploitation of a Child and Distributing Child Pornography
CLEVELAND, June 24 -- U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, David A. Sierleja, issued the following news release:

A Portage County man was indicted on charges of sexual exploitation of a child, and receiving, distributing and possessing visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, said Acting U.S. Attorney David A. Sierleja.

Thomas D. Brown, 40, of Atwater, used, persuaded, enticed and coerced a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct, for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of such conduct. This took place from Jan. 1, 2014, through Dec. 31, 2015, ... Show Full Article

Maxi Canada, Inc. Recalls Breaded Chicken Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service has issued the following news release:

Maxi Canada, Inc., a Quebec, Canada establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of breaded chicken products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products may contain milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.

The frozen breaded chicken items were produced on various dates between June 1, 2016 and June 1, 2017. The following ... Show Full Article

Corbin Man Charged in Murder-for-Hire Scheme
LEXINGTON, Ky., June 24 -- The Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Carlton S. Shier, IV, issued the following news release:

William Timothy Sutton, 55, of Corbin, Ky., has been indicted on several charges relating to a murder-for-hire scheme.

On Thursday, a federal Grand Jury sitting in London returned the indictment charging Sutton with four counts of using the mail or a facility of interstate commerce, with the intent that four individuals be murdered in exchange for a promise and agreement to pay another to commit the murders.

Carlton S. Shier, IV, Acting United ... Show Full Article

Canton Men Indicted for Firearms Violations
CLEVELAND, June 24 -- U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, David A. Sierleja, issued the following news release:

Two Canton men were indicted for federal firearms violations, said Acting U.S. Attorney David A. Sierleja.

Nazario Mendoza, 43, and Jose Argueta-Carrillo, aka Jose Armica-Argueta, 34, are named in the two-count indictment.

Count 1 of the indictment alleges that on Jan. 4 up to and including as late as Feb. 7, 2017, Mendoza transferred a Taurus 9mm pistol, Model: PT111 Millennium G2 firearm to Jose Argueta-Carrillo, a person he knew to be prohibited from possessing ... Show Full Article