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Pittsburgh Felon Indicted on Drug and Gun Charges

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

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A resident of Pittsburgh, PA, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh and charged with violations of federal narcotics and firearms laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

The four-count Superseding Indictment named Derrick Jones, age 34, as the sole defendant.

According to the Superseding Indictment, from on or about July 1, 2017, to on or about July 21, 2017, Derrick Jones maintained a drug involved premises. On July 21, 2017, Jones is charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base, possession of firearms and ammunition by a convicted felon, and possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Jones is a convicted felon and is prohibited by federal law from possessing a firearm.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not less than five years and up to life, a fine of up to $3,000,000, 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 Christy C. Wiegand is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Drug Enforcement Administration and the 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 12, 2019

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses