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

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Former Scott Township Man Pleads Guilty in Methamphetamine Distribution Scheme

PITTSBURGH, PA – A former resident of Scott Township, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of violating federal narcotics laws , United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Charles D. Outcalt, Jr., age 25, pleaded guilty to two counts before United States District Court Judge Mark R. Hornak.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that on July 29, 2016, Outcalt conspired with others to distribute and possessed with intent to distribute over 5 grams of actual methamphetamine.

Judge Hornak scheduled sentencing for September 14, 2018.  The law provides, at each count, for a term of imprisonment of not less than 5 years and not more than 40 years, a fine of not more than $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, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Shanicka L. Kennedy is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Stowe Township Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration 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.

Drug Trafficking
Updated May 18, 2018