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Pittsburgh Man Indicted on Drug and Gun Law Violations

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 on charges of violating federal drug laws and gun laws, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.

The two-count Indictment named Ryan Moore-Daniels, 37 of the City’s Beechview neighborhood, as the sole defendant.

According to Indictment presented to the court, on December 9, 2021, the defendant, Ryan Moore-Daniels, did knowingly, intentionally and unlawfully possess with intent to distribute a quantity of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine, a Schedule II controlled substance. Additionally, on the same date, Moore-Daniels, knowingly possessed a firearm, in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime for which he may be prosecuted.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 25 years in prison, a fine of $1,250,000 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 Katherine C. Jordan is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Drug Enforcement Administration, Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, Internal Revenue Service, City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Pennsylvania State Police, New Castle Police Department, Allegheny County Police Department, Robinson Township Police Department, Monessen Police Department conducted the investigation leading to the Indictment in this case.

This prosecution is a result of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles high-level drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs, and transnational criminal organizations that threaten communities throughout the United States. OCDETF uses a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies against criminal networks.

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

Updated March 11, 2022

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses