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

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Warren man indicted on heroin and firearms charges

A federal grand jury returned a four-count indictment charging a Warren man with heroin distribution and illegal possession of a firearm, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

Ricardo B. McKinney, 29, faces two counts of distribution of less than 100 grams of heroin, one count of possession with the intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin and one count of being a felon in possession of firearms.

The alleged crimes took place earlier this year, according to the indictment.

If convicted, the defendant's sentence will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the Defendant’s role in the offenses and the unique characteristics of the violations. In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel J. Riedl.  The investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Youngstown Resident Office, and the Warren Police Department, which recovered approximately 1657.2 grams of heroin and two handguns.

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.

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Updated April 8, 2015