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Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to More than 5 Years in Prison for Violating Federal Drug and Gun Laws

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

PITTSBURGH – A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was sentenced today in federal court to 70 months’ imprisonment followed by three years’ supervised release on his conviction for violating the federal firearms and narcotics laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Senior United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab imposed the sentence on Daelon Hill-Johnson, 21, for the crimes of possession with intent to distribute a quantity of fentanyl, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

According to information presented to the Court, on or about April 5, 2017, Hill-Johnson possessed with the intent to distribute a quantity of fentanyl, a Schedule II controlled substance. Further, on that same date, Hill-Johnson possessed a Glock 9mm pistol in furtherance of his drug trafficking crime.

Assistant United States Attorneys Heidi M. Grogan and Jerome A. Moschetta prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Brady commended the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, and the Wilkinsburg Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of this case.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

Updated June 5, 2019

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods