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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Ohio

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Youngstown Man Charged With Drug And Firearms Violations

A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging Wilbert T. Hughes, Jr., age 39, of Youngstown, Ohio, with one count of possession with the intent to distribute 28 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine base (crack) and one count of felon in possession of ammunition, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

The charges stem from activity that toook place on July 23, 2012 in Youngstown, Ohio, according to the indictment.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Linda H. Barr after an investigation by agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after a review of factors unique to the case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offenses, 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.

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.

Updated March 12, 2015