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

Friday, October 18, 2013

Drug And Firearms Charged Filed On Salineville Man

Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, today announced that a federal grand jury sitting in Cleveland, Ohio, returned a two-count indictment charging Anthony Cunningham, age 56, of Salineville, Ohio, with maintaining a drug-involved premises and being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Count 1 of the indictment charges that on or about June 2013, through July 2013, Cunningham maintained a place on State Route 39 in Salineville, Ohio, for the purpose of distributing heroin and cocaine.

Count 2 of the indictment charges that on or about August 2, 2013, Cunningham possessed an American Derringer, model 1, .40 Derringer and Federal .40 caliber ammunition, after he had been previously convicted of Bank Robbery in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, and of Felonious Assault with a Firearm Specification in the Stark County, Ohio, Court of Common Pleas.

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 record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense 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.

The investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Columbiana County Task Force.  The matter is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David M. Toepfer.

An indictment in 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