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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Canton man indicted on firearms and drug charges

A Canton man was indicted on federal drug and firearms charges, said Carole S. Rendon, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

 

Eric L. McReynolds, 46, was indicted on four counts of possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine, one count of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition and one count of possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense.

 

McReynolds possessed crack cocaine, several firearms and other items indicative of drug trafficking on September 15, 2016. was prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition because he has prior felony convictions for robbery and aggravated robbery, according to the indictment.

 

The investigation preceding this indictment was conducted by agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. matter is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Aaron P. Howell.

 

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 United States of America’s burden to prove each defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

 

If convicted, a defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendants’ prior criminal record, if any, the defendants’ roles in the offense and the characteristics of the violations.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
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Updated February 1, 2017