CANTON, Ohio -- 11 people from the Canton area are facing charges connected to firearms trafficking, the illegal sale of machine guns and other violations.

At a press conference Thursday morning, authorities stated the individuals involved sold the guns even though several of them were not legally allowed to own them.

Of the 11 individuals charged, 10 are in custody, but officials are still asking for the public's help in locationg Shwantez Block. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call 1 (800)-GUNS.