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Cincinnati man sentenced on weapons and drug charges

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - A Cincinnati man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison on drug and weapons charges.

Rashawn Gill, 32, was convicted on charges of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute it, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

Gill's sentence requires him to serve 63 months imprisonment concurrently on each of the first two crimes followed by 60 months imprisonment for possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

Testimony during the trial included statements that a witness arranged to meet Gill and purchase drugs in Mt. Auburn in October of 2008. When Gill arrived, DEA agents and Cincinnati Police officers approached him to arrest him. Gill attempted to run away from officers.

Officers testified that they saw him bend over in front of an infant car seat sitting on the steps in front of an apartment. When officers caught and arrested him, they lifted up the infant car seat and found a handgun underneath it. Officers also found 138 grams of cocaine and a small amount of marijuana in Gill's car.

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