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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Youngstown man charged with operating crack house on Parkcliffe Avenue

A federal grand jury returned a two-count indictment charging Christopher A. Brown, 35, of Youngstown, with maintaining a residence for the purpose of distributing crack cocaine and with possessing with the intent to distribute crack cocaine and heroin, said Steven M. Dettelbach, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

Count 1 of the indictment alleges that in or about June 2015, Brown knowingly and intentionally maintained a place on Parkcliffe Avenue in Youngstown, for the purpose of distributing crack cocaine.

Count 2 of the indictment alleges that on or about June 10, 2015, Brown knowingly and intentionally possessed with the intent to distribute more than 28 grams of crack cocaine and heroin.

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 Drug Enforcement Administration and the Youngstown Police Department, Vice Squad. The matter is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David M. Toepfer.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
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Updated August 12, 2015