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FBI Investigation Leads to Indictment of 2 Pittsburgh Residents for Drug Trafficking

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

PITTSBURGH - Two residents of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

The two-count Indictment named Jermale Walker, 49, and Derek Reddix, 45, as codefendants. According to the Indictment, Walker possessed with the intent to distribute heroin, a Schedule I controlled substance, and fentanyl, a Schedule II controlled substance, while Reddix possessed with the intent to distribute crack cocaine, a Schedule II controlled substance.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not more than 20 years in prison, a fine not to exceed $1,000,000, a term of supervised release of at least three years, or a combination thereof. 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 Mark V. Gurzo is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

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

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

Updated December 4, 2019

Drug Trafficking