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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of Ohio

For Immediate Release

Monday, April 8, 2019
Justin E. Herdman
, United States Attorney
Contact: Mike Tobin

Lima Man Indicted on Charges of Using Firearms While Trafficking Cocaine

A Lima man was indicted on charges of using firearms while trafficking cocaine.

Gregory L. Buckmon, 36, was charged in a seven-count indictment with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, using a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Buckmon at different points in 2018 possessed cocaine and various firearms. It was illegal for Buckmon to possess firearms because of previous convictions for burglary, according to the indictment.

If convicted, the defendant's sentence will be determined by the Court after reviewing 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 investigating agency in this case is the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  The case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Ashley A. Futrell and Matthew D. Simko.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  The burden of proof is always on the government to prove a defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.       

 

Columbus Field Division