Clearfield Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Distribute Methamphetamine and Possessing a Firearm in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking
PITTSBURGH – An Allegheny County resident was sentenced on Monday in federal court to 37 months of imprisonment on his conviction of felon in possession of a firearm, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.
United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon imposed the sentence on Jamiel Green, age 28, of West Mifflin, Pennsylvania.
According to information presented to the court, Green was arrested in possession of a firearm on March 13, 2021, by the Allegheny County Police Department. Green had previously convictions for felony offenses involving illegal gun possession and drug trafficking, and federal law makes it illegal for felons to possess firearms.
In the week prior to May 13, 2021, the Allegheny County Police were assisting the Clairton Police Department because of shootings in that area attributed to the 21 Gang, with whom Green is associated. The Clairton Police Department identified Green as particularly dangerous.
On May 13, 2021, there was a shooting in Clairton, and Allegheny County Police detectives responded. The detectives saw Green and recognized him as someone who was wanted. Green had two outstanding arrest warrants. When the detectives approached the vehicle Green was occupying, Green got of the vehicle and began to run. When the detectives caught up to Green, they found a loaded firearm on his person. A later search of the vehicle revealed three other firearms, fentanyl, and more than $10,000 in cash.
Assistant United States Attorney Brendan T. Conway prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.
United States Attorney Chung commended the Allegheny County Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Green.