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Beaver Falls Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Drug and Firearms Convictions

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

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A resident of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 10 years of imprisonment on his convictions for possession with intent to distribute controlled substances and possession of a firearm in furtherance of that drug trafficking crime, United States Attorney Eric G. Olshan announced today.

United States District Judge Marilyn J. Horan imposed the sentence on Robert Carpenter Jr., 39.

According to information presented to the Court, on July 25, 2022, the Beaver Falls Police Department executed a search warrant upon an apartment used by Carpenter. From the master bedroom, officers recovered 41.65 grams of cocaine base, in the form commonly known as crack, 6.74 net grams of cocaine, and 30 pills in a nightstand that also contained Carpenter’s identification and two digital scales. A laboratory analysis confirmed that some pills contained fentanyl while others contained fluorofentanyl. In addition to the packaged narcotics, law enforcement seized two firearms, a 9mm caliber handgun and a 5.56 caliber semiautomatic rifle. Both firearms were loaded and had been reported stolen, with the semiautomatic rifle loaded with a 30-round capacity magazine and having an altered serial number.

Assistant United States Attorney Brendan J. McKenna prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Olshan commended the Beaver Falls Police Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Carpenter.

Updated April 11, 2024

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses