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Pittsburgh Felon, 21, Charged with Violating Federal Drug and Gun Laws

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH, PA - One resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of violating federal narcotics and firearms laws, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.

The three-count Indictment named Marquis McMeans, age 21, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment, on or about July 5, 2021, McMeans possessed with intent to distribute a quantity of crack cocaine and possessed a firearm in furtherance of this drug trafficking crime.  McMeans, a convicted felon, is prohibited by Federal law from possessing a firearm.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not less than 5 years to a maximum of life in prison, a fine not to exceed $1,500,000 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, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Christopher M. Cook is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police 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.

Updated November 22, 2021

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses