Four Pittsburgh-area Men Charged with Violating Federal Firearms and Narcotics Laws
PITTSBURGH - Four Pittsburgh residents have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of violating federal firearm and narcotics laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.
The five-count superseding indictment, returned on June 25, named Faheem Jackson, 21, Anthony Lemon, 23, Roy Lemon, 25, and Dewan Valentine, 21, as defendants.
According to the superseding indictment presented to the court, the defendants participated in a conspiracy to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin from August 2011 to April 2012. The indictment also alleges that the defendants participated in a conspiracy to possess firearms in furtherance of that drug trafficking activity, and that Jackson and Valentine on various dates between September 2011 and April 2012 possessed specific firearms in furtherance of their drug trafficking activity.
The law provides for a maximum total sentence of up to life in prison, a fine of $10,750,000, 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 Brendan T. Conway is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The Greater Pittsburgh Safe Streets Task Force consisting of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Allegheny County Sheriff's Office, Wilkinsburg Police Department, Allegheny County Police Dept., Oakdale Police Dept, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation leading to the superseding indictment in this case.
A superseding indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.