David A. Sierleja, acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, announced today that a federal grand jury sitting in Cleveland, returned an indictment charging Samantha Foster, 30, of Wooster, with conspiracy to possess and distribute methamphetamine and possession of ammunition by a prohibited person, according to a news release from the Department of Justice.
Foster was arrested on two separate occasions, first by the Ohio State Patrol and by Wayne County Sheriff’s office for possession of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and marijuana. Foster was also in possession of ammunition to a rifle on her second arrest.
The investigations were conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration/Medway Drug, Enforcement Administration, Ohio State Patrol and Wayne County Sheriff’s office.
If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the court after review of factors unique to this case, including defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violations. In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and, in most cases, it will be less than the maximum.
The matter is being prosecuted by assistant U.S. Attorney Teresa L. Riley.
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. Keep checking The Daily Record’s website for updates on this case.