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Monessen Man Indicted on Drug and Gun Charges

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

PITTSBURGH – A resident of Monessen, PA, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of federal narcotic and firearm violations, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.

The two-count Indictment named Trey Zachery Holmes, 27, currently detained at SCI Pine Grove on state charges, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment presented to the court, on or about July 8, 2021, Holmes, did knowingly, intentionally and unlawfully possess with intent to distribute a quantity of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of fentanyl, a Schedule II controlled substance, and a quantity of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine base, in the form commonly known as crack, a Schedule II controlled substance. In addition to the possession of controlled substances, on about July 8, 2021, Holmes, knowing he had previously been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, knowingly possessed a firearm and ammunition.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $2,000,000 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 Robert C. Schupansky is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation 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 January 27, 2023

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses