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Suspect in firefighter deaths charged with trafficking

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The man accused of starting a fire that killed two Toledo firefighters was indicted on more charges Thursday.

Ray Abou-Arab is now accused of trafficking in a controlled substance. He and his son, Omar Abou-Arab, have been indicted by a grand jury for trafficking "XLR-11," a form of synthetic marijuana.

The charge is in addition to two counts each of aggravated arson and aggravated murder for the deaths of Stephen Machcinski and James Dickman.

The two firefighters died January 26 battling a fire at an apartment complex on Magnolia Street. Abou-Arab was the owner of that building.

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