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

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Penn Hills Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Drug And Firearms Offenses

PITTSBURGH - A Pittsburgh-area resident pleaded guilty to charges of violating federal narcotics and firearms laws, and was subsequently sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Montay King, a/k/a Tay Loc, 39, pleaded guilty to four counts before United States District Judge David S. Cercone.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that on or about Dec. 20, 2012, King possessed with the intent to distribute 1,500 stamp bags of heroin weighing 37 grams, 171 grams of cocaine, and five grams of crack cocaine, while simultaneously possessing two assault rifles and a handgun in furtherance of his drug trafficking crimes. The drugs and firearms were found inside King’s 1998 Ford Expedition parked outside of his residence following searches by the Allegheny County Probation Office and the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office.

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

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Allegheny County Adult Probation Office, and the Allegheny County Sheriff's Office Fugitive Task Force for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of King. This case was 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.

Updated July 14, 2015