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

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

New York Man Charged with Possessing Crack Cocaine

PITTSBURGH, PA- A resident of Watertown City, New York has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of violating federal narcotics laws, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.

The one-count Indictment named Demensio McCall, age 29, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment, on April 8, 2021, McCall possessed with intent to distribute more than 28 grams of crack cocaine.

The law provides for a mandatory minimum of five years in prison to a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison, a fine of $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, if any, of the defendant. The defendant remains incarcerated pending the resolution of the case.

Assistant United States Attorney Jonathan D. Lusty is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Drug Enforcement Administration 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.

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