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6 Akron men sentenced to prison for plan to traffic more than 200 pounds of meth from California

Posted at 4:19 PM, May 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-17 16:19:52-04

AKRON, Ohio — Six Akron men were sentenced to federal prison for conspiring to bring more than 200 pounds of methamphetamine from California and sell it in Akron, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

The men traveled between Los Angeles and Cleveland to obtain the meth, which they later distributed in the Akron area, authorities said.

Following the trial, Ugunda Sanders, 46, was convicted and sentenced more than 15 years in prison. Rashaad M. Thomas, 41, was sentenced to more than 14 years in prison. Michael E. Davis, 49, was sentenced to more than 10 years in prison. James E. Sanders, 52, was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Christopher J. Proctor, 51, was sentenced to more than three years in prison and Reuben Simmons, 32, was sentenced to less than three years in prison.

All of the men had previously pleaded guilty to their charges related to the meth distribution and conspiracy, according to authorities.