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Toledo man charged with trafficking heroin and cocaine

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

A 45-count indictment was unsealed charging a Toledo man with conspiring to traffic heroin and cocaine, said U.S. Attorney Carole S. Rendon and FBI Special Agent in Charge Stephen D. Anthony.


Cornelius Henry, 43, conspired with others from 2011 through 2016 to possess with intent to distribute large amounts of heroin and cocaine.


Henry also possessed at least two firearms despite multiple felony convictions that made it illegal for him to have a firearm. He used the residence at 2214 Airport Highway in Toledo to store and distribute the drugs, according to the indictment.


Prosecutors are seeking to forfeit two properties on Airport Highway, three firearms and ammunition, five automobiles, one motorcycle and $4,020 in cash seized as part of the investigation, as well as a money judgement of at least $182,000, 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.


This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Toledo office, the Internal Revenue Service and the Toledo Metro Drug Task Force. The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorneys Alissa M. Sterling and Michael J. Freeman.


An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. 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 1, 2017

Drug Trafficking