PITTSBURGH, PA – A former resident of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court in Pittsburgh on charges of violating federal narcotics law, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.
Terry Suggs, Jr., age 37, currently an inmate at NEOCC, pleaded guilty to two counts before District Judge Joy Flowers Conti. In connection with the guilty plea, the Court was advised that Suggs conspired to distribute and possessed with intent to distribute a cocaine and methamphetamine mixture.
In connection with the guilty plea, the Court was advised that on February 25, 2019, investigators with the Allegheny County District Attorney Narcotics Enforcement Team (D.A.N.E.T), conducted a controlled purchase and delivery operation, relating to an ongoing investigation into drug-trafficking activity coming from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Allegheny County. As a result of this investigation, law enforcement apprehended Clark and Suggs with approximately 23 kilograms of a cocaine/methamphetamine mixture, which were located within hidden compartments in the vehicles driven by each of the defendants. Additionally, in the vehicle operated by Suggs, $8,060.00 was seized.
Judge Conti has scheduled sentencing for May 3, 2022, at 11:00 AM. The law provides for a total sentence of not more than 20 years in prison, a fine not to exceed $1,000,000, and a term of supervised release of at least three years. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
Assistant United States Attorney Rebecca L. Silinski is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The Allegheny County District Attorney Narcotics Enforcement Team (D.A.N.E.T), made the initial arrest on February 25, 2019, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Suggs.