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Delaware County Man Currently Incarcerated for Murder, Robbery, and Firearm Crimes Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison for Methylfentanyl and Cocaine Violations

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

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A resident of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 60 months in prison on his conviction of possessing trans-3-methylfentanyl, cis-3-methylfentanyl, and cocaine with intent to distribute, United States Attorney Eric G. Olshan announced today.

United States District Judge Robert J. Colville imposed the sentence on Jamir Hughes, 23.

According to information presented to the Court, on May 27, 2020, Hughes possessed 17 grams of a mixture of trans-3-methylfentanyl and cis-3-methylfentanyl and 115 grams of cocaine in a vehicle that was traveling on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Hughes was on his way from the Philadelphia area to Butler, where he intended to distribute the controlled substances, when Pennsylvania State Police stopped the vehicle in Somerset County and seized the controlled substances.

In 2023, Hughes was convicted in two prosecutions in Pennsylvania state courts—the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas and the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas— of committing third-degree murder, robbery, and firearm crimes. He was sentenced in Delaware County to 25-60 years in prison, and in Philadelphia County to 3.5-7 years in prison.

Judge Colville directed that 12 months of Hughes’s 60-month federal prison sentence in this case be served consecutive to the Philadelphia County and Delaware County sentences, with the remaining 48 months of the federal sentence to be served concurrently. Judge Colville also directed that Hughes serve four years of supervised release following his federal prison sentence.

Assistant United States Attorney Craig W. Haller prosecuted this case on behalf of the United States.

United States Attorney Olshan commended the Pennsylvania State Police, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Butler County District Attorney’s Drug Task Force for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Hughes.

Updated May 8, 2024

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