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Felon Charged with Illegal Gun Possession, Distributing Heroin and Fentanyl

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

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of violating federal drug and firearms laws, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

The six-count Indictment, returned on October 17, named Nigel Macaya Broadus a/k/a Nigel Washington a/k/a “Little Nige”, age 21, of Wilkinsburg, PA, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment, on April 30, 2015, May 4, 2015, and June 3, 2015, Broadus possessed with intent to distribute and distributed heroin. The Indictment further alleges that on April 25, 2017, Broadus possessed with intent to distribute fentanyl. The Indictment also alleges that Broadus was involved in a heroin and fentanyl dealing conspiracy from February 2017 through April 25, 2017. Lastly, the Indictment alleges that on April 25, 2017, Broadus possessed a 9 mm caliber semi-automatic Ruger pistol bearing serial number 33483389 and 9 mm ammunition after having been convicted of crimes punishable by more than one year in prison. Those cases include two (2) convictions for Illegal Possession of a Firearm.

The law provides for a maximum of 110 years imprisonment, a fine of up to $5,250,000, and at least 3 years of supervised release. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Ross E. Lenhardt is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF) conducted the investigation leading to the Indictment in this case with valuable assistance from the Wilkinsburg Police Department, the Monroeville Police Department and the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General.

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

Updated October 18, 2017

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