Mercer County Man Charged With Possessing Cocaine, 21 Firearms
PITTSBURGH, Pa. ‑ A resident of Farrell, Pa., has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of violating the federal narcotics and firearms laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.
The two-count indictment named Raymond Anthony Napolitan, 48, as the sole defendant.
According to the indictment presented to the court, on June 29, 2007, Napolitan possessed with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine; in addition, he possessed 21 firearms in furtherance of that crime.
The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not less than ten (10) years and up to life in prison, a fine of $1,250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
Assistant United States Attorney Troy Rivetti is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The Southwest Mercer County Regional Police Department, the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General Bureau of Narcotics Investigation and Drug Control, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Mercer County Sheriff's Office and the Mercer County Drug Task Force conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.
An indictment or information is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.