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Harrisburg Man Indicted On Drug Trafficking And Firearms Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Jaykwan Mitchell, age 20, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was indicted by a federal grand jury on drug trafficking and firearms charges. 

According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, the indictment alleges that on October 25, 2021, in Harrisburg, Mitchell possessed with the intent to distribute cocaine base (crack) and possessed a Glock model 21 Gen 4 .45 caliber pistol in furtherance of the above-alleged drug trafficking crime.  The indictment also alleges that on January 11, 2022, Mitchell possessed with the intent to distribute fentanyl and possessed a Glock style 9mm pistol in furtherance of the above-alleged drug trafficking crime. 

The case was investigated by the U.S. Alcohol, Tobacco, Explosives and Firearms Bureau (ATF) and the Harrisburg Police Bureau. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jaime M. Keating is prosecuting the case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

The maximum penalty under federal law for these offenses is life imprisonment, respectively, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine. A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

Indictments and Criminal Informations are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

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Updated August 18, 2022

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