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Monroeville Man Charged with Possessing Methamphetamine

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

PITTSBURGH – A resident of Monroeville, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

The one-count Indictment, returned on May 20, named Boris Goldshtein, 53, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment, on or about February 27, 2020, Goldshtein unlawfully possessed with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine.

For Goldshtein’s offense, the law provides for a maximum total sentence of 40 years imprisonment, a fine of not more than $5,000,000, 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 of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney David Lew is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, and Monroeville Police Department 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 May 21, 2020

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