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Akron man indicted for firearms crime

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Ohio

An Akron man was indicted on federal firearms charges.


Quincey T. Smith, 26, was indicted on one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.


The indictment alleges that on or about June 28, 2017, Smith did knowingly possess in and affecting interstate and foreign commerce, a 9mm pistol, along with ammunition.


If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal records, 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 investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Akron Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Linda H. Barr.


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.


Mike Tobin

Updated August 1, 2017

Firearms Offenses