Canton: Rollins Babb sentenced for distributing carfentanil

Canton: Rollins Babb sentenced for distributing carfentanil

Canton man, Rollins Babb sentenced to 8 years for distributing carfentanil and possession of firearms as a felon

(STL.News) A Canton, Ohio, man was sentenced to 105 months imprisonment and ordered to pay a $25,000 fine by U.S. Judge Pamela A. Barker after pleading guilty to distribution of carfentanil and felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Rollins Babb, 27, was arrested on April 23, 2020, by federal agents with the Canton FBI Safe Streets Task Force and members of the Canton Police Department after the execution of a federal search warrant.

“This case presents another example of the danger our communities face when those who are already prohibited from having firearms do so in order to advance and support their illegal narcotics trafficking, here the distribution of carfentanil,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Bridget M. Brennan. “We remain committed to the coordinated law enforcement efforts throughout this District, and especially in Canton, that prioritize this threat and seek to protect us all.”

“Guns, violence and illegal narcotics often go hand-in-hand, and Mr. Babb will now answer for his actions,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge Eric. B. Smith.  “The FBI will continue to work shoulder to shoulder with our partners to ensure those who bring violence and narcotics to our communities are held accountable.

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