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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 16, 2019

High-Level Member of Lightfoot Drug Trafficking Organization Pleads Guilty to Distributing Large Quantities of Cocaine

PITTSBURGH – A former resident of Clairton, PA, has plead guilty to federal narcotics charges, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Eugene Reddick, age 36, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine before Chief United States District Court Judge Mark R. Hornak.

According to information presented to the court, from April 2017 to November 5, 2017, Reddick conspired with others to import large quantities of cocaine and marijuana into Western Pennsylvania. Once the narcotics were in Western Pennsylvania, Reddick would then resell large quantities of cocaine to customers in Allegheny, Westmoreland and Washington Counties.

Judge Hornak scheduled his sentencing for April 14, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. Reddick has been detained since his initial appearance and will remain detained pending sentencing.

The law provides for a mandatory minimum sentence of not less than 10 years in prison and a maximum of life and/or a fine of not more than $10,000,000. 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 Attorneys Timothy M. Lanni and Shaun Sweeney are prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Pennsylvania State Police, with assistance from the South Strabane Police Department, the Elizabeth Borough Police Department, the Penn Hills Police Department and the Perryopolis Police Department, conducted the investigation that led to the Indictment in this case.

The investigation was funded by the federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program (OCDETF). The OCDETF program supplies critical federal funding and coordination that allows federal and state agencies to work together to successfully identify, investigate, and prosecute major interstate and international drug trafficking organizations and other criminal enterprises.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated December 17, 2019