Felon Charged with Illegally Possessing Firearms, Drugs
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A Penn Hills man has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of violating federal firearms and narcotics laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.
The four-count indictment, returned on May 7, named Montay King, 37, as the sole defendant.
According to the indictment, on or about Dec. 20, 2012, King, being a convicted felon, knowingly possessed a Yugoslavian, Model 59/66, 7.62x39mm caliber rifle, a Bulgarian, Model SLR-107FR, 7.62x39mm caliber rifle and a North American Arms, Model NAA22, .22 caliber revolver. Federal law prohibits anyone who has been convicted of a crime punishable by a term of imprisonment exceeding one year to possess a firearm. Additionally, on or about Dec. 20, 2012, King possessed with the intent to distribute a quantity of heroin, a quantity of cocaine, and a quantity of cocaine base, in the form commonly known as crack.
The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 70 years in prison, a fine of $3.25 million, 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 Charles A. Eberle is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Allegheny County Adult Probation, the Penn Hills Police Department, and the Allegheny County Sheriff's Office Fugitive Task Force conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case. 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.
An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.