Pittsburgh Man Charged in Heroin Distribution Conspiracy
PITTSBURGH - A Pittsburgh resident has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.
The two-count indictment, returned on June 25, named Robert Broadus, 23, as the sole defendant.
According to the indictment presented to the court, Broadus conspired with others to distribute and possess with intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin from January 2010 to November 2012. The indictment also alleges that on Jan. 30, 2013, Broadus possessed with the intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin.
The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not less than 10 years and up to life in prison, a fine of $10,000,000, 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 Drug Enforcement Administration conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.
An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.