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Aliquippa Resident Indicted on Violating Federal Drug and Firearm Laws

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

PITTSBURGH, PA - A resident of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of violating federal drug and firearm laws, United States Attorney Eric G. Olshan announced today.

The eight-count Indictment named Travon J. Dawkins, age 36, of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment presented to the court, on various dates in January and February 2023, Dawkins distributed and possessed with intent to distribute a quantity of cocaine base, commonly known as crack. The Indictment further alleges that on February 13, 2023, Dawkins, a convicted felon, was in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine up to $2,250,000 or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Carl J. Spindler is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives along with the Beaver County District Attorney’s Office Detective Bureau conducted the investigation leading to the Indictment in this case.

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

Updated August 22, 2023

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses