A Toledo man was indicted for having more than 11 pounds of cocaine, said Carole S. Rendon, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.
Leroy L. Hooker, 47, was indicted on one count of possession with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of 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 Federal Bureau of Investigation in Toledo. The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorneys Thomas P. Weldon and Alissa M. Sterling.
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.