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September 21, 2023

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Bowling Green business owner indicted for possession of firearms, counterfeit goods

A local business owner is still awaiting trial for his indictment of a handful of crimes including possession of fire arms, ammunition and body armor, said Northern District of Ohio U.S. Attorney’s Office Spokesperson Mike Tobin.

Richard Schmidt, 47, of Toledo, owner of Spindletop Sports Zone in the Woodland Mall, was arrested Dec. 21 after an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation that led to the search and discovery of more than 40,000 rounds of ammunition, 18 firearms, body armor and counterfeit merchandise from the National Football League in his home and business, according to a press release from the FBI.

Among the 18 firearms found were a variety of assault rifles, shot guns and pistols.

As a result of a prior manslaughter conviction in 1990, Schmidt is not allowed to own such possessions.

Because the case is still pending investigation, the FBI will not comment, said special agent Donna Cambiero of the FBI in Cleveland.

A copy of the search warrant could not be obtained as of Friday because it was sealed.

Schmidt is currently in custody in the Lucas County Jail and facing felony charges of possession of firearms, ammunition, body armor and trafficking counterfeit goods, which can lead to a state maximum of 20 years in prison if convicted, Tobin said.

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