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Jury Finds Pittsburgh Man Guilty of Firearm and Drug Trafficking Crimes

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

PITTSBURGH – Randale Chapman was convicted of firearm and drug trafficking crimes at the conclusion of a jury trial, United States Attorney Eric G. Olshan announced today.

Chapman, age 35 of Pittsburgh, was convicted of committing the following crimes on April 30, 2020: (1) possession of fentanyl, methamphetamine, or methylenedioxyamphetamine with intent to distribute, (2) possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and (3) possession of a firearm after a prior felony conviction. He was also convicted of possessing oxycodone or methamphetamine with intent to distribute on February 5, 2021.

Assistant United States Attorney Craig W. Haller is prosecuting this case on behalf of the United States.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the United States Marshals Service and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police conducted the investigation leading to the convictions in this case. This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department of Justice launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

Updated July 18, 2023

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses