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California Brothers Indicted in Pittsburgh on Drug and Gun Charges

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

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA - Two former residents of Los Angeles, California, have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of violating federal narcotics and firearms laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

The six-count Indictment named brothers Daveion Laron Texas Sanders, age 26, and Deandre Moses Sanders, age 34, formerly of Los Angeles, California, as the defendants.

According to the Indictment, on or about July 11, 2019, the defendants conspired to possess with intent to distribute and possessed with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine and quantities of mixtures and substances containing detectable amounts of oxymorphone. The Indictment further alleges that the defendants unlawfully possessed a machinegun and an unregistered firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. According to the Indictment, on that same date, Deandre Moses Sanders also possessed with intent to distribute quantities of mixtures and substances containing detectable amounts of cocaine and oxymorphone.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not less than five years and up to life in prison, a fine of $1,000,000, 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 defendants.

Assistant United States Attorney Shanicka L. Kennedy is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Drug Enforcement Administration, the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General 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.

Updated December 2, 2019

Drug Trafficking
Prescription Drugs
Firearms Offenses