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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Friday, March 13, 2015

Berks County Man Charged With Drug And Gun Crimes

Jermaine McClary, 39, of Reading, PA, was charged yesterday by indictment with drug trafficking and firearms violations, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger and Berks County District Attorney John T. Adams.


According to the indictment, McClary possessed and intended to distribute, in Reading, PA, heroin and cocaine.  It is further alleged that he possessed a .38 caliber revolver in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and possessed both that gun and a .40 caliber semiautomatic pistol as a convicted felon.


If convicted of all charges, the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of life in prison, with a mandatory minimum of five years, six years supervised release, a fine of up to $2,750,000, and a $500 special assessment.


The case was investigated by the Reading Police department, the Berks County District Attorney’s Office, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Joseph A. LaBar and Special Assistant United States Attorney Jesse C. Leisawitz.


An Indictment is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Drug Trafficking
Updated September 4, 2015