Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to 17+ Years in Prison for Violating Federal Drug and Gun Laws
PITTSBURGH – Kia Jones, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 210 months in prison for possessing a firearm after a prior felony conviction and for conspiring to distribute at least five kilograms of cocaine in Western Pennsylvania, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.
Jones, age 37, was sentenced by Chief United States District Judge Joy Flowers Conti. Judge Conti also sentenced Jones to serve five years of supervised release following his prison sentence.
Assistant United States Attorneys Katherine A. King and Craig W. Haller prosecuted this case on behalf of the United States.
A task force led by the Drug Enforcement Administration conducted the investigation leading to the conviction in this case. The task force also included several other federal, state, and local agencies from multiple states, including the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the United States Marshals Service, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, the Allegheny County Police Department, the Penn Hills Police Department, the Monroeville Police Department, and the McKees Rocks Police Department. The investigation was funded by the federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program (OCDETF). The OCDETF program supplies critical federal funding and coordination that allows federal and state agencies to work together to successfully identify, investigate, and prosecute major interstate and international drug trafficking organizations and other criminal enterprises.