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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 10, 2014

Felon Charged With Federal Drug And Gun Law Violations

PITTSBURGH – Romulus Bryant has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh for heroin and marijuana trafficking and manufacturing, as well as for possessing over 200 rounds of ammunition after several felony convictions, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The indictment, returned on Oct. 28 and unsealed today, charges Bryant, 34, of Pittsburgh, with possessing heroin and marijuana with intent to distribute, and with manufacturing marijuana, on Jan. 10, 2014. The indictment also charges Bryant with possessing over 200 rounds of ammunition after having been convicted of committing 10 felony drug trafficking crimes in seven separate cases in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of at least 15 years and up to life in prison and a fine of up to $3,250,000. 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 Craig W. Haller is prosecuting this case on behalf of the United States.

The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police 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 July 14, 2015