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Two Akron men indicted on federal charges relating to drugs, guns and stolen police body armor

Posted: 5:04 PM, Sep 12, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-12 21:04:07Z

Two Akron men are facing federal charges following their arrests where authorities found them in possession of multiple weapons, stolen body armor and methamphetamine.

Justin D. Martin and Brandon L. Sheridan, both 32, were indicted this week on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

An investigation was started into the defendants' activities for alleged drug trafficking at a house in the 100 block of Lake Street in Akron.

When police raided the residence, they recovered more than a kilogram of methamphetamine, 14 guns, various ammunition and more than $7,000 in cash. Authorities said four of the weapons were previously reported stolen by their owners.

Body armor belonging to a Cuyahoga Falls police officer was also recovered during the raid. The armor was reported stolen during a previous burglary, authorities said.