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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 5, 2019

Toledo man indicted on cocaine and firearms charges

A Toledo man was indicted on drug and firearms charges.

Ronnie Robinson, 32, was indicted on one count of possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Robinson possessed on July 9 cocaine and a Ruger 9 mm pistol, despite a previous conviction for trafficking fentanyl, 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 agency in this case is the Toledo Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S.s Attorney Matthew D. Simko is prosecuting the case.

This case was prosecuted as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. PSN was reinvigorated in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  The burden of proof is always on the government to prove a defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
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Contact: 
Mike Tobin 216.622.3651 michael.tobin@usdoj.gov
Updated September 5, 2019