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Crafton Felon Charged with Drug and Gun Law Offenses

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

PITTSBURGH, PA – A former resident of Crafton, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of violating federal narcotics and firearms laws, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.

The three-count Second Superseding Indictment named Robert Allen, age 43, as the sole defendant.

According to the Second Superseding Indictment, from in and around April 2017, and continuing thereafter until in and around May 11, 2017, Allen conspired to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl. Additionally, on May 11, 2017, Allen possessed with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl and possessed a firearm as a convicted felon.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not less than 10 years in prison, a fine of not more than $10,000,000.00 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 defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Katherine C. Jordan is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation leading to the Second Superseding Indictment in this case.

A second superseding indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated November 15, 2022

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses