For Immediate Release
Friday, March 1, 2019
Contact: Mike Tobin
Youngstown Man Charged with Drug and Firearms Crimes
Columbus Field Division
A federal grand jury returned a five-count indictment charging a Youngstown man with drug and firearms crimes.
Chad A. Little, 34, was charged with maintaining a drug-involved premises, possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, heroin and fentanyl, possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking and being felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.
The Youngstown Police Department executed a search warrant on Little’s residence on East Philadelphia Street on November 7, 2018. They found heroin, crack cocaine, fentanyl and a gun in various locations inside and outside of the house, 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 offenses 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 members of the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Youngstown Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. 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.