Convicted Felon Charged With 3 Counts In Effort To Further Drug Trafficking
Sharif Gray, 25 of Easton, Pennsylvania, was charged today by Indictment with one count of possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and one count of convicted felon in possession of a firearm, in violation, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger and Northampton County District Attorney John M. Morganelli.
Gray is alleged to have knowingly possessed a loaded Bersa .380 caliber semi-automatic pistol and 30 grams of methamphetamine with intent to distribute on March 1, 2016, in the City of Easton. Gray also possessed the loaded Bersa .380 caliber semi-automatic pistol after having previously been convicted in a court of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year.
If convicted, defendant faces a total maximum penalty of life imprisonment, with a mandatory minimum of 10 years’ imprisonment consecutive to any other sentence imposed and up to a lifetime of supervised release, with a mandatory minimum of 4 years’ of supervised release, a $4,500,000 fine, and a $300 special assessment.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Allentown Division, the Northampton County District Attorney’s Office, and the City of Easton Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Kelly Lewis Fallenstein and Assistant United States Attorney Kishan Nair.