Skip to main content
Press Release

Pittsburgh Resident Sentenced for Possession of Firearm with Obliterated Serial Number

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

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to time served—approximately 16 months of imprisonment—to be followed by three years of supervised release on his conviction of possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, United States Attorney Eric G. Olshan announced today.

United States Senior District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Raymond Young, 22.

According to information presented to the Court, on January 12, 2022, Allegheny County Police detectives were working in the Homestead area on a violent crime suppression detail when they observed Young preparing to smoke marijuana. When approached by the detectives, Young reached for his waistband, where he had concealed a stolen and loaded Glock 23 semi-automatic handgun with a round in the chamber. The serial numbers on the slide and frame of the weapon were obliterated. Also recovered from Young’s person incident to his arrest were $544 in cash, approximately 100 grams of marijuana, and a black digital scale.

Assistant United States Attorney Brendan T. Conway prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Olshan commended the Allegheny County Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Young.

Updated April 16, 2024

Firearms Offenses