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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Pittsburgh Man Indicted on Fentanyl and Cocaine Possession Charge

PITTSBURGH, PA - A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of possession with the intent to distribute quantities of fentanyl and cocaine, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.

The one-count Indictment named Edwin Williams, age 31, of Laketon Road in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment, Williams possessed with intent to distribute quantities of fentanyl and cocaine on or about March 25, 2021.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $1,000,000 or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Yvonne M. Saadi is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Penn Hills Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation 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
Updated September 21, 2021