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Toledo felon indicted following arrest with crack cocaine and 13 firearms, including unregistered sawed-off shotgun

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

A Toledo man arrested with 13 firearms was indicted on firearm and drug charges, said U.S. Attorney Justin E. Herdman, FBI Special Agent in Charge Stephen D. Anthony and Toledo Police Chief George Kral.


Markein Cargill, 46, was indicted on one count each of possessing firearms after being convicted of a felony; possessing an unregistered short-barrelled shotgun; possessing with intent to distribute crack cocaine; and using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking offense. 


Cargill on Sept. 1, 2017, was arrested with 13 firearms, including a sawed-off 12-gauge shotgun with no serial number. Cargill was not allowed to possess firearms because of previous convictions for crimes involving heroin and cocaine, according to the indictment.


He also possessed with intent to distribute nearly 10 grams of crack cocaine, 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 agencies in this case are the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Toledo Police Department.  The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Noah P. Hood.        


An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. Defendants are entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.


Mike Tobin

Updated September 29, 2017

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses