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McKees Rocks Teen Charged with Federal Drug and Gun Law Violations

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

PITTSBURGH, PA - One resident of McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of violating federal narcotics and firearms laws, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.

The two-count Indictment named Melquan Hudson, age 19, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment, on or about January 13, 2022, Hudson possessed with intent to distribute quantities of fentanyl, cocaine base and/or cocaine. On or about the same date, Hudson also possessed three firearms in furtherance of this drug trafficking crime

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not more than 20 years, a fine not to exceed $1,000,000 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 Christopher M. Cook is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Allegheny County Police Department 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.

Updated February 10, 2022

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses