Youngstown man charged wtih firearms offenses and trafficking heroin and crack cocaine
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Ohio
A 20-count indictment was filed charging a Youngstown man with drug trafficking and firearms crimes, law enforcement officials said.
Antonio D. Young, 22, distributed heroin and crack cocaine from January 2016 through March 2017, according to the indictment.
Young also maintained place on Kendis Circle in Youngstown for the purpose of distributing drugs, according to the indictment.
Young possessed a Ruger, .40 caliber handgun, model SR-40, to further his drug trafficking crimes on March 10, 2017, 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 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 Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Mahoning Valley Violent Crimes Task Force and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The matter is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. 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 December 14, 2017