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

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

McKees Rocks Teen Indicted on Federal Drug and Gun Charges

PITTSBURGH – An Allegheny County teen has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of violating federal narcotics and firearms laws, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

The two-count indictment, returned on May 23, named Dushawn Griffey, 18, formerly of McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, on March 28, 2017, Griffey possessed with intent to distribute more than 40 grams of fentanyl. On the same date, Griffey is also charged with possessing three firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of up to life in prison, a fine ranging from $250,000 to $1,000,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Timothy M. Lanni is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police 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.

Drug Trafficking
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Updated May 24, 2017