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McKeesport Man Sentenced to More than 5 Years in Prison for Drug and Gun Law Violations

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

PITTSBURGH, PA - A resident of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to five years and eight months in prison and three years’ supervised release on his conviction of Possession with the Intent to Distribute Fentanyl and Possession of a Firearm in furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Marcaius Butler, Jr., age 20.

According to the information presented to the court, on March 21, 2017, Butler possessed with the intent to distribute fentanyl, and also possessed a Ruger pistol in furtherance of that crime.

Assistant United States Attorney Brendan T. Conway prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

The United States Attorney commended the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the Allegheny County Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Marcaius Butler, Jr.

Updated February 1, 2019

Firearms Offenses