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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Braddock Felon Charged with Violating Federal Drug and Firearms Laws

PITTSBURGH, PA. - A resident of Braddock, PA, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of violating federal firearms and narcotics laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

The three-count Indictment named Deshaun Curtis Jones, age 29, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment, on January 20, 2021, Jones possessed fentanyl with intent to distribute, possessed a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and possessed a firearm as a convicted felon.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of life in prison, a fine of $1,500,000 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 Doug Maloney is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The FBI and the North Huntingdon Police Department 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.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Updated January 28, 2021