Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to 5 Years for Illegally Possessing Drugs, a Firearm and Ammunition
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania
PITTSBURGH - A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to five years (60 months) in prison followed by four years of supervised release for violating federal narcotics and firearms laws, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.
U.S. District Judge Marilyn J. Horan imposed the sentence on Brandon Calhoun, age 29.
According to information provided to the court, Calhoun conspired to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin, 280 grams or more of crack cocaine and 100 grams or more of acetyl fentanyl and valeryl fentanyl and 400 grams or more of fentanyl. Calhoun, a convicted felon, illegally possessed a firearm and ammunition. Under federal law, it is illegal for a felon to possess a firearm or ammunition.
Assistant United States Attorney Brendan T. Conway prosecuted this case on behalf of the Government.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Monroeville Police Department, the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, the Drug Enforcement Agency’s Maryland Office, and the Allegheny County Police Department conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Calhoun.
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.
Updated June 30, 2021