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Pittsburgh Man Pleads Guilty to Gun, Drug Law Violations

November 15, 2012

PITTSBURGH - A Pittsburgh resident has pleaded guilty to violating federal firearms and drug trafficking laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Dayon Chambers, 32, pleaded guilty before Senior United States District Judge Maurice B. Cohill.

According to information presented to the court, Chambers possessed a stolen Taurus 9mm pistol on June 18, 2010, after being convicted of a felony crime. Chambers also possessed over 100 grams of cocaine with intent to distribute it on that date.

Judge Cohill scheduled sentencing for March 13, 2013, at 11 a.m. The law provides for a maximum total sentence of up to 30 years in prison, a fine of up to $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 Craig W. Haller is prosecuting this case on behalf of the United States.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and the Penn Hills Police Department conducted the investigation leading to the conviction in this case.

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