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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Safe Streets Task Force Investigation Leads To Drug Charges Against Duquesne Man

PITTSBURGH – A suburban Pittsburgh resident has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of possession with intent to distribute and distribution of heroin, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The four-count indictment, returned on June 9 and unsealed today, named Brandon Gibson, 38, of Duquesne, PA.

According to the indictment, on four separate occasions during the months of August and September, 2013, Gibson distributed heroin.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $1,000,000, or both, for each of the four counts. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

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

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office, and members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Safe Street Task Force conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated July 14, 2015