Former East Hills Man Charged with Drug and Gun Law Violations
PITTSBURGH - A resident of Allegheny County has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of conspiracy to distribute 100 grams of more of heroin, attempt to possess with the intent to distribute heroin, and carrying, using, and discharging a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking crime and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.
The three-count second Superseding Indictment named Lamiere Thompson, 20, as the sole defendant.
According to the Second Superseding Indictment, from September 2011 to December 2011, Thompson conspired to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin. The second Superseding Indictment also charges that on or about Nov. 13, 2011, Thompson attempted to possess, with the intent to distribute, heroin, as well as used a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not less than 15 years and up to life in prison, a fine of $6,250,000 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 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 Department, Oakdale Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation leading to the second Superseding Indictment in this case.
An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.