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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Drug And Gun Charges Filed Against Bethlehem Man

PHILADELPHIA – Steven Kitchell, a/k/a “Lotti,” 37, of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, was charged by Information, filed yesterday, with one count of possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger and Northampton County District Attorney John M. Morganelli. 

According to the information, Kitchell knowingly possessed a .40 caliber Sig Sauer semiautomatic pistol and a variety of controlled substances with intent to distribute them on April 20, 2015, in the City of Bethlehem, in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

If convicted of all charges, Kitchell faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison with a statutory maximum sentence of life in prison, up to a lifetime of supervised release, a possible fine, and a $200 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 Bethlehem Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Kelly Lewis Fallenstein and Assistant United States Attorney Kishan Nair.

 

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

Topic: 
Drug Trafficking
Updated March 30, 2016