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

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Friday, June 24, 2022

Hopewell, PA Felon Sentenced to Seven Years for Drug and Gun Crimes

PITTSBURGH, PA -- A Beaver County resident has pleaded guilty and been sentenced in federal court to seven years’ imprisonment to be followed by four years of supervised release on his convictions of violating federal narcotics and firearm laws, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.

United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab imposed the sentence on Cameron Cannon, age 31, formerly of Hopewell, PA 15001.

According to information presented to the court, law enforcement executed a search warrant at the defendant’s residence after purchasing controlled substances from him at the residence. From the defendant’s bedroom, law enforcement recovered about 110 net grams of methamphetamine. On the kitchen counter, officers recovered about 9.5 net grams of a mixture containing heroin and fentanyl from within a cereal box. The drawer directly beneath the cereal box contained a loaded handgun with an obliterated serial number. The defendant is prohibited from the possession of firearms and ammunition due to multiple prior felony convictions.

Assistant United States Attorney Brendan J. McKenna prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the centerpiece of the Department of Justice's violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

United States Attorney Chung commended the Beaver County Anti-Drug Task Force and Federal Bureau of Investigation for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Cannon.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Updated June 27, 2022