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Man indicted on cocaine, gun charges

YOUNGSTOWN — A Youngstown was indicted Thursday on 12 federal gun and drug charges.

Marquis Reynolds, 40, of 1623 Forestview Drive, was charged by a federal grand jury in Cleveland with distribution of crack cocaine, possession with intent to distribute crack and cocaine, maintaining a drug premise, and felon in possession of a firearm.

According to the indictment, from April to August 2019, Reynolds distributed crack cocaine in the Mahoning Valley. The charge also accuses the man of manufacturing the drug on his premises and possessing two 9mm pistols. Because of previous convictions, Reynolds is prohibited from owning firearms.

Court records show Reynolds is in custody.

The investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by federal bureaus including the ATF and FBI and the Mahoning Valley Law Enforcement Task Force. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Katz.

Video preliminary and detention hearings in the case have been set for 1 p.m. Aug. 26.

According to a Youngstown police report, Reynolds and another man were in the house at the time of a March 2019 drug raid at a house in the 1600 block of Forestview Drive. The report states police found $5,580 in cash, two digital scales, marijuana and ammunition.

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