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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Sharon, PA Drug Felon Sentenced for Illegally Possessing 3 Guns and Ammunition

PITTSBURGH – Le’Var Brown, formerly of Sharon, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 57 months in prison for committing firearm and ammunition crimes, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.

Brown, age 33, currently of Eastman, Georgia, was sentenced by United States District Judge Christy Criswell Wiegand. Brown was also ordered to serve three years of supervised release following his prison sentence.

On October 1, 2021, Brown possessed three guns, including a loaded Romarm/Cugir Mini Draco semi-automatic pistol, and corresponding ammunition at his residence in Sharon, Pennsylvania, and at his girlfriend’s residence in Sharon. Prior to that date, in 2018, Brown was convicted of a felony heroin and crack trafficking crime and had also been convicted of additional prior crimes.

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

The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, the Mercer County Drug Task Force, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation of this case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Firearms Offenses
Updated October 5, 2022