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Youngstown man faces federal firearm and drug charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Ohio

A federal grand jury returned an 11-count indictment charging Raymond R. Ingram, 36, of Youngstown, with distributing crack cocaine, heroin and buprenorphine, maintaining a drug premises and being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, said Carole S. Rendon, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

Ingram distributed crack cocaine, heroin and buprenorphine on various dates in May 2015. He maintained a place on Stewart Avenue in Youngstown for the purpose of distributing crack cocaine and heroin, according to the indictment.

Ingram also possessed a Smith & Wesson, model SW9VE, 9mm semi-automatic pistol and ammunition, despite a prior felony conviction in the Medina County Court of Common Pleas in 2010, 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 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Mahoning Valley Law Enforcement Task Force. The matter is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jason M. Katz.

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 February 24, 2016

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