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

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Mon Valley Men Charged with Violating Federal Narcotics Laws

PITTSBURGH – Three Mon Valley men have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh and charged with violations of the federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

The two-count indictment, returned on January 9, 2018, named the defendants as:

  • Deaubre Lightfoot, age 27, formerly of Monessen, PA;
  • Anthony Davis, age 38, of Donora, PA; and
  • Brandon Thomas, age 38, formerly of Donora, PA.

According to the indictment, on or about December 13, 2017, Lightfoot possessed with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine. On the same date, Davis and Thomas are charged with possession with intent to distribute a quantity of cocaine.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not less than five years and not more than 40 years in prison, a fine of $5,000,000, or both, for Lightfoot. For Davis and Thomas, the law provides for a maximum total sentence of not more than 20 years in prison, a fine of $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 Timothy M. Lanni is prosecuting this case. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Pennsylvania State Police, with assistance from the South Strabane Police Department, the Elizabeth Borough Police Department, the Penn Hills Police Department and the Perryopolis Police Department, conducted the investigation that led to the Indictment in this case.

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

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