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Pittsburgh Resident Sentenced to 120 Months in Prison for Possessing Firearms in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking Crimes

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

PITTSBURGH, PA – Daryl Williams was sentenced to 120 months in prison for possessing firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes, United States Attorney Eric G. Olshan announced today.

Williams, age 24 of Pittsburgh, was sentenced by United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon. Judge Bissoon ordered Williams to serve five years of supervised release following his prison sentence.

Williams pled guilty last year to (1) possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime on May 6, 2018; and (2) to possession of another firearm in furtherance of another drug trafficking crime on May 29, 2018. Williams was on bond for the May 6 crime when he committed the May 29 crime. Williams possessed the firearms to further his fentanyl and heroin trafficking.

Assistant United States Attorney Craig W. Haller prosecuted this case on behalf of the United States.

The Greentree Police Department, the Pittsburgh Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives conducted the investigation leading to the convictions and sentence in this case.

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 September 18, 2023

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses