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

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Youngstown man indicted on cocaine trafficking charge

A Youngstown man was indicted on cocaine trafficking charges.

A grand jury charged Frank Martinez, Jr., 33, with one count of with possession with intent to distribute at least five kilograms of cocaine.

Martinez knowingly and intentionally possessed with the intent to distribute at least 5 kilograms of cocaine on March 7, according to the indictment.

Prosecutors are also seeking to forfeit a Glock 9 mm pistol seized on March 7, 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 violation.  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 Youngstown Police Department, Mahoning Valley Law Enforcement Task Force and the FBI.  The case 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.

Drug Trafficking
Mike Tobin 216.622.3651
Updated April 3, 2019