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Toledo man charged with heroin distribution and firearm crimes

July 11, 2012

An indictment was filed charging LeVaughn Harris, age 33, of Toledo, Ohio, with possession with intent to distribute heroin on various dates in 2012, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

The indictment also charges Harris with using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime.

Harris is accused of possessing with intent to distribute nearly 20 grams of heroin between March and May 2012. He is also accused of using a Glock 9 mm semiautomatic pistol in relation to drug trafficking in May 2012, according to the indictment.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the court after reviewing factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.

The investigating agency in this case is the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Toledo, Ohio. The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Gene Crawford.

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.
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