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

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Youngstown Man Charged with Cocaine Distribution

A federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment charging Antwan M. Grissett, 44, of Youngstown, with possession and attempted possession with intent to distribute cocaine, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

The indictment alleges that on or about October 2, 2014, Grissett possessed and attempted to possess with the intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine.

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 offense and the 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 investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Drug Enforcement Administration.   The matter is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David M. Toepfer.

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.

Updated March 18, 2015