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Homewood Drug Dealer Sentenced to 5 Years

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

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Pittsburgh, PA, has been sentenced to 60 months' imprisonment and four years of supervised release on charges of violating federal drug laws, United States Attorney Cindy K Chung announced today.

United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Darwin Parker, age 27, formerly of the City’s Homewood South neighborhood.

According to information presented to the court, on January 13, 2021, detectives with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police observed Parker conduct a hand-to-hand drug exchange with another person in the area of Frankstown Avenue and Nroth Homewood Avenue, in the Homewood section of the City of Pittsburgh. After Parker was taken into custody, detectives located two bags containing 33 grams of crack cocaine and 125 stamp bags containing a mixture of heroin and fentanyl, along with $1,240 in U.S. currency in Parker’s possession.

Assistant United States Attorney Michael R. Ball and Jonathan D. Lusty prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Chung commended the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Darwin Parker.

Updated April 12, 2023

Drug Trafficking