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Convicted Felon from Pittsburgh Pleads Guilty to Drug and Firearms Charges

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

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – On February 8, 2024, a resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to drug and firearm violations, United States Attorney Eric G. Olshan announced today.

Allen Gregory Edmonds, 35, pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine and one count of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon before United States Senior District Judge Nora Barry Fischer.

In connection with the guilty plea, the Court was advised that, on December 19, 2023, law enforcement executed federal search warrants upon Edmonds, his vehicle, and properties associated with him. Within the living room of his Pittsburgh residence, investigators found a backpack containing approximately two kilograms of cocaine, a Schedule II controlled substance. The closet within Edmonds’ bedroom contained a loaded handgun, a search of the serial number of which revealed that it had been reported stolen. At the time Edmonds possessed the firearm and ammunition, he had been convicted in the Court of Common Pleas in Allegheny County of both a felony drug trafficking offense and a felony firearm offense. Federal law prohibits possession of a firearm or ammunition by a convicted felon.

Judge Fischer scheduled sentencing for May 7, 2024. The maximum total sentence for the drug charge is not less than five years and up to 40 years in prison, a fine of up to $5 million, or both. The maximum total sentence for the firearm charge is up to 15 years in prison, up to a $250,000 fine, or both.

Assistant United States Attorney Brendan J. McKenna is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Pennsylvania State Police conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Edmonds.

Updated February 9, 2024

Topics
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses