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Pittsburgh Teen Charged by Criminal Complaint with Violating Federal Drug Laws

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

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been arrested in Pittsburgh on charges of possessing a mixture of fentanyl, as well as crack cocaine, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.

The criminal complaint named Tyrell Revis, 18, of Pittsburgh, as the sole defendant. Mr. Revis made an initial appearance today in federal court and will have a preliminary examination and a detention hearing on Wednesday May 19, 2021, at 11 a.m. before Chief Magistrate Judge Cynthia Eddy.

According to the complaint, on May 12, 2021 Mr. Revis was stopped by police for traffic violations including driving 60 to 65-mph in a 25-mph zone. As police approached, they saw Mr. Revis and a female passenger in the front seat making furtive movements. There was also a minor child in the backseat. After the two adults were directed to exit the vehicle, police saw on the front passenger seat five bricks (250 stamp bags) of a substance that field-tested positive for fentanyl. Mr. Revis admitted that he tossed those five bricks to the female passenger. Police also found another 30 bricks (1,500 stamp bags) that field-tested positive for fentanyl in the center console, a firearm under the diaper bag in the back seat, and around 18 grams of a substance inside the diaper that field-tested positive for crack cocaine.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $1 million or both if Mr. Revis is convicted. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant. Mr. Revis is being detained pending a detention hearing.

Assistant United States Attorney Ira M. Karoll is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Allegheny County Police Department and the Munhall Police Department made the initial traffic stop and have been assisted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in conducting the investigation leading to the arrest of Mr. Revis.

A criminal complaint is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated May 13, 2021

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