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Convicted Felon Indicted for Drug and Gun Law Violations

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

PITTSBURGH – A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has 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 four-count indictment, returned on January 16 and unsealed yesterday, named Tohn Robinson, aka "Tizzy," age 36, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, on August 22, 2016 and again on August 23, 2016, Robinson distributed and possessed with intent to distribute fentanyl, a Schedule II controlled substance, resulting in serious bodily injury to the users of the fentanyl. In addition, on August 29, 2016, Robinson possessed with intent to distribute quantities of fentanyl and heroin. Further, the indictment charges that on or about April 3, 2016, Robinson, a convicted felon, was in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Federal law prohibits an individual who has been convicted of a felony from possessing a firearm or ammunition.

For the drug distribution resulting in serious bodily injury, the law provides for a maximum total sentence of not less than 20 years and up to life in prison, a fine of $1,000,000, or both. For the firearms offense, the law provides for a maximum total sentence 10 years in prison, a fine of $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 of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Caitlin A. Loughran is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Penn Hills Police Department and the Monroeville 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 February 28, 2018

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