TOLEDO (WTOL) - Two Toledo men were charged Friday with being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Darius Johnson, 30, possessed a Taurus PT-111 pistol on Jan. 16 despite previous convictions for felonious assault and robbery, according to the indictment.

The indictment says Robert Winston, 58, was in possession of a Smith and Wesson .380-caliber pistol on January 9 despite previous convictions for aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery, trafficking in heroin and numerous other crimes.

Officials say their cases are being prosecuted as part of “Project Safe Neighborhoods,” a gun violence reduction program administered by the Department of Justice that targets armed criminals for federal prosecution.