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Erie Man Pleads to Drug and Gun Charges following PSP Investigation

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

ERIE, Pa. - A former resident of Erie, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of violating federal drug laws, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.

Chancelor Amir Jordan, 37, pleaded guilty to one count before Senior United States District Judge David S. Cercone.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that on or about February 4, 2020, Jordan possessed with intent to distribute more than 30 grams of fentanyl. The court was advised that Jordan also possessed a 9mm Taurus semi-automatic handgun, ammunition, cash, and a press used for packaging controlled substances.

Judge Cercone scheduled sentencing for December 13, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. The law provides for a total sentence of 30 years in prison, a fine of $2,000,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offense 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 Pennsylvania State Police conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Jordan.

Updated August 19, 2021

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