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Pittsburgh Man Previously Convicted of Drug and Firearm Felonies Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Possession of Firearm and Large Quantity of Cocaine

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

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to five years of imprisonment, to be followed by four years of federal supervised release, on his convictions for possession with intent to distribute over 500 grams of cocaine and possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon, United States Attorney Eric G. Olshan announced today.

United States Senior District Judge Nora Barry Fischer imposed the sentence on Allen Gregory Edmonds, 36.

According to information presented to the Court, on December 19, 2023, law enforcement executed federal search warrants upon Edmonds, his vehicle, and properties associated with him. In the living room of his Pittsburgh residence, investigators found a backpack containing approximately two kilograms of cocaine, a Schedule II controlled substance. The closet within Edmonds’ bedroom contained a loaded handgun, a search of the serial number of which revealed that it had been reported stolen. Edmonds previously had been convicted in the Court of Common Pleas in Allegheny County of both a felony drug trafficking offense and a felony firearm offense. Federal law prohibits possession of a firearm or ammunition by a convicted felon.

Assistant United States Attorney Brendan J. McKenna prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Olshan commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Pennsylvania State Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Edmonds.

Updated May 13, 2024

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