Clairton Felon Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug and Gun Law Violations
Page is the 14th of 21 defendants charged in the case to plead guilty
PITTSBURGH, PA. - A resident of Clairton, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiring to distribute narcotics and unlawful possession of firearms, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.
Elliot Page, 37, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring with 20 other individuals, between March and August of 2017, to distribute narcotics and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that Page supplied fentanyl to his codefendants, Skyler Carter and Cecil Shields, and others, for further distribution in the Clairton area, and that approximately one kilogram of fentanyl and three firearms were seized during the execution of a federal search warrant at Page’s residence on July 6, 2017. Page has three prior felony drug offenses and was forbidden from possessing a firearm. He is the 14th of 21 defendants charged in the case to plead guilty.
Judge Arthur J. Schwab scheduled sentencing for September 19, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not less than 20 years to life imprisonment, a fine of $20,000,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will depend upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant. Page remains on incarcerated the sentencing hearing.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation led the multi-agency investigation of this case, which also included the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office, the Allegheny County Police Department, and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police. The investigation was funded by the federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program (OCDETF). The OCDETF program supplies critical federal funding and coordination that allows federal and state agencies to work together to successfully identify, investigate, and prosecute major interstate and international drug trafficking organizations and other criminal enterprises. Assistant United States Attorney Carolyn J. Bloch is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.