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Mercer County Man Under Indictment on Drug Charges Now Faces Firearms Law Violation

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

PITTSBURGH – Michael Love was indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh for receiving and transporting a firearm while under felony indictment, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.

The Indictment charges Love, age 43 of Jackson Center, Pennsylvania, with receiving and transporting several firearms in interstate and foreign commerce while under felony indictment in March 2022. At the time, Love was under indictment in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania for conspiring to distribute fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, cocaine base, and methamphetamine.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. Under the Under States Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Craig W. Haller and Special Assistant United States Attorney/Mercer County Assistant District Attorney Shane T. Crevar are prosecuting this case on behalf of the United States.

The Pennsylvania State Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives conducted the investigation leading to the return of the Indictment in this case. This case is being prosecuted as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) which is 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.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated September 13, 2022

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