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Date: 12-06-2023

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United States of America v. David E. Powell

Case Number: 1:22-cr-00686

Judge: Patricia A. Gaughan

Court: United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio (Cuyahoa County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office in Cleveland

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Description: Cleveland, Ohio criminal defense lawyer represented the Defendant charged with possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl, cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

On October 5, 2021, detectives executed multiple search warrants on residences associated with David Powell, age 67, of Cleveland, Ohio, where they uncovered several kilograms of narcotics and firearms. Powell was incarcerated for a parole violation before returning to the community. Then on October 25, 2022, detectives executed another search warrant on Powell’s residence which resulted in the seizure of three kilograms of narcotics and a firearm. Powell has prior felony convictions, including a 1980 murder conviction in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court, which prohibited him from possession of a firearm.

The investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by the Southeast Area Law Enforcement Narcotics Task Force and the FBI. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Payum Doroodian.

21:841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(A) Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance

21:841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(B) Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance

18:922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2) Felon in Possession of Firearm and Ammunition

Outcome: Committed to the custody of the Bureau of Prisons for a period of 180 months as to counts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 & 10 and 120 months as to count 6 to run concurrent, and 60 months as to count 11 to run consecutive to counts 1 through 10 for a total of 240 months; 3 years supervised release; $1,100.00 special assessment

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