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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Penn Hills Felon Charged with Drug and Gun Law Violations

PITTSBURGH, PA – A suburban Pittsburgh resident has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of violating federal narcotics trafficking and firearms laws, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.

The two-count Indictment named Harry E. Duncan, age 35, formerly of Penn Hills, Pennsylvania, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment, on or about Nov. 18, 2022, in the Western District of Pennsylvania, Duncan was found to have possessed with intent to distribute quantities of cocaine base (in the form commonly known as “crack”), fentanyl, and cocaine, all of which are Schedule II controlled substances Additionally, Duncan was found in possession of a Winchester Model 1300 defender 12-gauge, pump action shotgun; 41 rounds of 12-gauge ammunition with bandolier; 38 rounds of .45 auto ammunition; 144 total rounds of 9mm ammunition; 50 rounds of .40 S&W ammunition; and 337 rounds of 5.56 cal. ammunition with metal ammunition container. As a convicted felon, it is unlawful for Duncan to be in possession of firearms and ammunition.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not more than 20 years in prison, a fine not to exceed $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 Jerome A. Moschetta is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Allegheny County 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.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Updated December 20, 2022