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

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Toledo Man Faces Drug And Firearms Charges

Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, today announced an indictment was filed against Michael J. McDuffey, age 31, of Toledo, Ohio.   

The indictment charges McDuffey with possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and being a felon in possession of a firearm on April 4, 2014.  The indictment also charges McDuffey with three counts of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance on April 1, 2014 and April 4, 2014. 

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, and 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, Toledo, Ohio, and the Toledo Metro Drug Task Force.  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.  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