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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Friday, June 22, 2018
Justin E. Herdman
, United States Attorney
Contact: Mike Tobin

Toledo man indicted on drug and firearms charges

A Toledo man was indicted on firearms and drug charges, said U.S. Attorney Justin E. Herdman.
Antoine Kennedy, 20, was indicted on charges of Kennedy with being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession with the intent to distribute cocaine and marijuana.
Kennedy on Nov. 6, 2016 possessed cocaine, marijuana and a FNS 40-caliber pistol, despite a prior conviction for trafficking cocaine that made it illegal for him to have a firearm, 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 agencies in this case are the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Toledo, Ohio and the Toledo Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael J. Freeman is handling the case.           
This case is being prosecuted as part of "Project Safe Neighborhoods," a gun violence reduction program administered by the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Ohio.  The program targets armed criminals for federal prosecution.     
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.     
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