Skip to main content
Press Release

City Felon Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison for Possessing Stolen Firearm

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

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to nine years’ imprisonment and three years of supervised release on charges of violating federal firearms laws, and a consecutive 1 year of imprisonment for committing the offense while on federal pretrial release, Acting United States Attorney Troy Rivetti announced today.

United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon imposed the sentence on Joshua Lowry, 32, formerly of the City’s Brookline neighborhood.

According to information presented to the Court, on January 15, 2021, members of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration executed a search warrant on at an apartment in the Brookline section of the City of Pittsburgh. During the search of the residence, investigators recovered drug evidence along with multiple stolen firearms attributable to the target of the investigation, Joshua Lowry. During an interview with investigators, Lowry admitted to possession of at least one of the recovered stolen firearms. Lowry is precluded from possessing firearms and ammunition based upon several prior felony convictions.

Assistant United States Attorneys Michael R. Ball prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

Acting United States Attorney Rivetti commended the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Joshua Lowry.

Updated March 15, 2023

Firearms Offenses