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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 16, 2021

Butler County Man Indicted on Drug and Gun Law Violations

PITTSBURGH, PA - A resident of Boyers, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of violating federal narcotic and firearm laws, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.

The two-count Indictment, returned on September 14, and unsealed today, named Daniel Dellich, Jr., age 46, of 522 Harrisville Road, Boyers, Pennsylvania, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment, on or about August 26, 2021, Dellich possessed with the intent to distribute a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine. The Indictment also alleges that Dellich, a convicted felon, possessed both a firearm and ammunition. Federal law prohibits an individual who has been convicted of a felony from possessing a firearm or ammunition.

As to Count One, the law provides for a term of imprisonment of not more than twenty (20) years, a fine not to exceed $1,000,000 or both. As to Count Two, the law provides for a term of imprisonment of not more than ten years, a fine of not more than $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 Brendan J. McKenna is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Pennsylvania State Police 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 September 17, 2021