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Toledo man charged for cocaine distribution

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

A criminal information was filed against Fortino Barajas Castaneda, 35, of Toledo, said Carole S. Rendon, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. 

The charges relate to possession with intent to distribute cocaine.        

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 Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, in Detroit.  The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas P. Weldon and Michael J. Freeman.    

An information 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.

Updated July 27, 2016

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