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Spring Hill Man Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Drug and Gun Law Violations

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

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Pittsburgh, PA, has been sentenced to 96 months imprisonment and four years of supervised release on charges of violating federal firearms and drug laws, United States Attorney Cindy K Chung announced today.

United States District Judge Robert J. Colville imposed the sentence on Brandon Washington, age 36, formerly of the City’s Spring Hill neighborhood.

According to information presented to the court, on March 4, 2021, Washington delivered a quantity of cocaine to an undercover narcotics detective with the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police in a hotel located on the North Shore of Pittsburgh. On March 18, 2021, DEA agents and members of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police executed federal search warrants on several rooms utilized by Washington in the same hotel where the undercover drug buy took place. During the search of the hotel rooms detectives located crack cocaine and a semi-auto handgun that was possessed by Washington in furtherance of his drug trafficking crimes.

Assistant United States Attorney Michael R. Ball prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Chung commended the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Brandon Washington.

Updated October 4, 2022

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses