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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Penn Hills Man Charged With Violating Federal Drug And Gun Laws

PITTSBURGH – An Allegheny County resident was charged in a superseding indictment by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh with violations of federal narcotics and firearms laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The five-count superseding indictment named Montay King, 39, of Penn Hills, Pa., as the sole defendant.

According to the superseding indictment, on or about Dec. 20, 2012, King, being a convicted felon, knowingly possessed a Yugoslavian, Model 59/66, 7.62x39mm caliber rifle, a Bulgarian, Model SLR-107FR, 7.62x39mm caliber rifle, and a North American Arms, Model NAA22, .22 caliber revolver. Federal law prohibits anyone who has been convicted of a crime punishable by a term of imprisonment exceeding one year to possess a firearm. Additionally, on or about Dec. 20, 2012, King possessed with the intent to distribute a quantity of heroin, a quantity of cocaine, and a quantity of cocaine base, in the form commonly known as crack, while possessing the three firearms in furtherance of his drug trafficking crimes.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of life in prison, a fine of $3,500,000, 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 of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Charles A. Eberle is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Allegheny County Adult Probation, the Penn Hills Police Department and the Allegheny County Sheriff's Office Fugitive Task Force conducted the investigation leading to the superseding indictment in this case. This case is being prosecuted under Project Safe Neighborhoods, a collaborative effort by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, prosecutors and communities to prevent, deter and prosecute gun crime.

A superseding indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated July 14, 2015