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Felon Indicted for Illegally Possessing a Gun and Multiple Drugs

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

PITTSBURGH, PA. – A resident of Pittsburgh, PA, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of violating federal firearm and narcotics laws, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.

The three-count Superseding Indictment named Dreshawn McBroom, 33, of Hamilton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15208, as the sole defendant.

According to the Superseding Indictment presented to the grand jury, on November 30, 2021, McBroom was found to be in possession of eutylone, fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine, methamphetamine, hydrocodone, and a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. His prior felony convictions make it unlawful for him to possess a firearm.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 15 years to a maximum of life imprisonment. 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 defendants. The defendant is currently being detained at Allegheny County Jail.

Assistant United States Attorney Michael R. Ball is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police conducted the investigation leading to the Superseding Indictment in this case.

A superseding indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated December 1, 2021

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses