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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Felon Charged With Possessing Heroin, Three Loaded Weapons

PITTSBURGH – An Allegheny County man has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and possession of firearms by a convicted felon, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The three-count indictment, returned on Feb. 24, named Antonuan Smith, 28, of Munhall, Pa.

According to the Indictment, on Dec. 23, 2014, Smith possessed over 100 grams of heroin, and with that heroin, possessed three firearms, including a loaded Taurus .40 caliber semi- automatic, a loaded Smith and Wesson .380 caliber semi-automatic, and a loaded .22 caliber assault rifle. Smith allegedly possessed those firearms in furtherance of his drug trafficking. Further, it is unlawful for Smith, who has previously been convicted of felony offenses, to possess firearms or ammunition.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not less than 10 years and up to life in prison, a fine of $5,000,000, 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 of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Eric S. Rosen is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Munhall Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives 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