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Toledo Men Sentenced To Prison For Their Roles In Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

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

TOLEDO – Three Toledo men were sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Jack Zouhary after they were convicted at trial in November 2022 of various drug trafficking offenses. They were the last of 26 defendants charged in a 2020 indictment.

Antuan Wynn, who has a previous federal drug conspiracy conviction in the Northern District of Ohio, was sentenced to 224 months imprisonment; Marquise Figures was sentenced to 70 months imprisonment; and Christopher Simpson, who has a previous federal felon in possession of a firearm conviction in the Northern District of Ohio and was on supervised release at the time of this indictment, was sentenced to 300 months.

According to court documents, Wynn, Figures, Simpson, and other co-defendants conspired to traffic large amounts of cocaine, cocaine base, and fentanyl in the Toledo area. Court documents indicate that Wynn supplied substantial amounts of cocaine to another co-defendant, Anthony Duff, who then distributed ounce quantities to various distributors including Figures. Additionally, court documents state Simpson supplied fentanyl to Jackie Green and others.

Court records also show that members of the conspiracy used multiple cell phones that were obtained under other names, fictious names, or in no name at all. They also used code words to conceal their activity and used multiple residences in the Toledo area to store, break down, package, and distribute their narcotics and proceeds.

On December 16, 2020, federal, state, county, and local law enforcement authorities participated in an extensive takedown operation which included arrests and search warrants of those involved in the drug trafficking conspiracy. This effort was part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF)operation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level criminal organizations that threaten the United States using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach. Additional information about the OCDETF Program can be found at

This case was investigated by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force, Toledo Metro Drug Task Force, and the Northwest Ohio Interdiction Task Force.

The FBI Safe Streets is comprised of the FBI, Toledo Police Department, Sylvania Township Police Department, and the Oregon Police Department. The Toledo Metro Drug Task Force is comprised of the FBI, Toledo Police Department, Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Lucas County Sheriff’s Office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). The Northwest Ohio Interdiction Task Force is comprised of the FBI, Toledo Police Department, and the Lucas and Wood County Sheriff’s Offices. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Alissa M. Sterling and Robert N. Melching.

Updated May 5, 2023

Drug Trafficking