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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 7, 2018

Pittsburgh Felon Charged with Illegally Possessing Various Opioids and a Firearm

PITTSBURGH, PA – Kevin Livsey has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh for committing drug trafficking and firearm crimes, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

The indictment, returned on June 5, charges Livsey, age 31, of Pittsburgh, with possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, carfentanil, and heroin on May 9, 2018; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime on May 9, 2018; and possession of a firearm after a felony conviction, also on May 9, 2018. Livsey was on federal supervised release as of May 9, 2018, following a prison sentence for prior federal convictions for distributing heroin.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not less than 20 years and up to life in prison, and a fine of up to $2,500,000. 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 Craig W. Haller is prosecuting this case on behalf of the United States.

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. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, and the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office 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
Opioids
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated June 7, 2018