Monroeville Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing and Intending to Distribute Methamphetamine
PITTSBURGH, PA - A resident of Monroeville, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.
Boris Goldshtein, 55, pleaded guilty to one count before United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon.
In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that on February 26, 2020, Postal Inspectors intercepted a parcel mailed to Goldshtein’s residence that was found to contain approximately 439 grams of methamphetamine. The next day, a federal search warrant was executed on Goldshtein’s residence. Inside the residence, investigators recovered approximately 335 grams of methamphetamine, along with firearms and bulk currency.
Judge Bissoon scheduled sentencing for May 26, 2022. 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.