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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Philadelphia Pair Indicted On Drug And Gun Charges

PHILADELPHIA - William Upson, a/k/a Jamal, 34, and Todd Smith, a/k/a Tyrone Smith, 37, both of Philadelphia, PA, were charged today by Indictment with drug trafficking and weapons charges, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.  The charges include possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, possession with intent to distribute controlled substances within 1,000 feet of a school, possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.    

If convicted of all charges, Smith faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years in prison with a maximum sentence of life, at least six years and up to lifetime supervised release, a possible fine, and a $400 special assessment. Upson faces a mandatory minimum sentence of six years in prison with a maximum sentence of life, at least six years and up to lifetime of supervised release, a possible fine, and a $400 special assessment.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Philadelphia Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Arlene Fisk.

                                                                             

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

Topic: 
Drug Trafficking
Updated March 22, 2016