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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 6, 2022

Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Drug and Gun Crimes

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Pittsburgh, PA, has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment and six years of supervised release on charges of violating federal firearms and drug laws, United States Attorney Cindy K Chung announced today.

United States District Judge William S. Stickman imposed the sentence on Vaughn Parker, age 40, of the City’s Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar neighborhood.

According to information presented to the Court, on April 1, 2021, detectives with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police executed a search warrant on a residence located on Pointview Street, in the Homewood section of the City of Pittsburgh. Parker was located inside of the residence and took ownership of anything found on the first floor. During the search of the first-floor detectives located quantities of methamphetamine, cocaine, crack cocaine, and fentanyl consistent to drug dealing. Additionally, detectives located drug packaging materials in the kitchen area along with a stolen loaded semi-auto handgun that was determined to be possessed by Parker in furtherance of his drug trafficking crimes.

Assistant United States Attorney Michael R. Ball prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Chung commended the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Vaughn Parker.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Updated October 6, 2022