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Erie Man Charged with Possessing Fentanyl and Distributing Cocaine

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

ERIE, Pa. - A former resident of Erie, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Erie on charges of violating federal drug laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

The three-count Indictment named Jamie Darnell Pullium, 38, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment presented to the court, on or about February 3 and February 11, 2020, Pullium distributed cocaine in Erie, Pennsylvanian and on or about February 20, 2020, he possessed fentanyl with the intent to distribute.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 60 years in prison, a fine of $3,000,000, 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, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Paul S. Sellers is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Erie County Drug Taskforce, Erie County Detective Bureau, Millcreek Police Department, Erie Police Department, and Pennsylvania State Police conducted the investigation leading to the Indictment in this case.

This case is being prosecuted as part of Operation S.O.S. (Synthetic Opioid Surge), a Department of Justice enforcement initiative designed to dismantle deadly fentanyl distribution networks through cooperation with local, state and federal law enforcement, as well as local and state prosecutors. The Western District of Pennsylvania as one of 10 districts from across the country to implement the S.O.S. program.

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

Updated March 10, 2020

Drug Trafficking