News and Press Releases

Pittsburgh Man Pleads Guilty To Distributing Crack Cocaine, Illegally Possessing Firearm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 16 , 2011

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Pittsburgh pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of violating federal firearms and narcotics laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Alonzo Fennell, 31, pleaded guilty yesterday to two counts before Senior United States District Judge Maurice B. Cohill.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that on Sept. 1, 2008, Fennell possessed with the intent to distribute 9.8 grams of crack cocaine, and also possessed a firearm in furtherance of his drug trafficking crime.

Judge Cohill scheduled sentencing for April 12, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.  The law provides for a total sentence of 25 years in prison, a fine of $1,250,000, or both.  Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Almon S. Burke, Jr. is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

This case is being prosecuted under Project Safe Neighborhoods, a collaborative effort by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, prosecutors and communities to prevent, deter and prosecute gun crime.

The City of Pittsburgh Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Alonzo Fennell.

Return to Top

 

 

USAO Homepage
USAO Briefing Room
Justice 101
Opioid Overdose Reduction Action Plan
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Western District of Pennsylvania

honors October 2014 as

National Domestic Violence
Awareness Month

If you or someone you know
has been a victim of domestic violence please contact the
National Domestic Violence
Hotline at:

1.800.799.SAFE(7233)
1.800.787.3224(TTY)

LEARN MORE

Text PGHOD to Tip411 (847411)
Victim Witness Assistance

Making sure that victims of federal crimes are treated with compassion, fairness and respect.

Stop Fraud

Protect yourself from fraud, and report suspected cases of financial fraud to local law enforcement.

Project Safe Childhood

Help us combat the proliferation of sexual exploitation crimes against children.