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Brothers Charged with Dealing Meth

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

PITTSBURGH - Two residents of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of violating various federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

The two-count Indictment, returned on March 20, named brothers Cassidy Barton, 35, and Forrest Barton, 30, as codefendants.

According to the Indictment, Cassidy Barton and Forrest Barton conspired to possess and distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine. The Indictment also charges Cassidy Barton with possessing with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not less than 10 years and up to life, a fine of $20,000,000, or both for Cassidy Barton and not less than 10 years in and up to life in prison, a fine of $10,000,000, or both for Forrest Barton. 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 Michael L. Ivory is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The United States Postal Inspection Service, the City of Pittsburgh Police and the Greensburg 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.

Updated March 21, 2019

Topic
Drug Trafficking