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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Two men from Toledo indicted for trafficking cocaine; prosecutors seek to forfeit $320,000 in cash that was seized

Two men from Toledo were indicted for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute at least five kilograms of cocaine.

Jeffrey A. Geckle, 40, and Scott A. Nigh, 39, were each indicted on one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and one count of attempted to possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

Prosecutors are seeking to forfeit approximately $320,000 in cash that was seized on Sept. 18 from Nigh and Geckle, according to the indictment.

If convicted, the defendants’ sentence will be determined by the Court after reviewing factors unique to this case, including the defendants’ prior criminal record, if any, the defendants’ 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 in Lima. The case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael J. Freeman.

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.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
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Contact: 
Mike Tobin 216.622.3651 michael.tobin@usdoj.gov
Updated October 3, 2018