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2 Cincinnati men charged federally for illegal possession of firearms

Keno Phillips' latest mugshot (Provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office) Keno Phillips' latest mugshot (Provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
Steve Ivery's latest mugshot (Provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office) Steve Ivery's latest mugshot (Provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Two Cincinnati men were charged by a federal grand jury for illegal possession of fire arms, according to U.S. Attorney Carter Stewart.

Keno Phillips, 41, was charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense. Steve Ivery, 30, was charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition by a prohibited person.

Stewart says the indictment charging Phillips alleges that he possessed a mixture of cocaine and a semi-automatic handgun, along with ammunition, and that he used the loaded handgun in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. 

Phillips faces a mandatory sentence of five years and up to life for possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense, up to 10 years imprisonment for possession of a handgun and ammunition by a prohibited person, according to officials. 

He was accused of pulling a gun on a police officer and squeezing the tripper after police pulled him over for not having a visible license plate in Lockland last month. 

The indictment charging Ivery alleges that he possessed a revolver and ammunition after being convicted of three violent felonies, according to Stewart. Ivery is charged as being an Armed Career Criminal.

Phillips faces a mandatory sentence of 5 years and up to life for possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense, up to 10 years imprisonment for possession of a handgun and ammunition by a prohibited person, according to officials. 

Ivery faces a mandatory sentence of 15 years and up to life for the offense he currently faces.

Ivery is an alleged serial robber who is accused of holding up a Payless and Speedway in Norwood and a Family Dollar in College Hill last month.  He was also accused of trying to ram a police cruiser as he fled from the scene of a robbery. 

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