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Suburban Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Possessing Meth

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

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A former resident of Scott Township, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to a term of imprisonment of five years, to be followed by five years of supervised release on his conviction on charges of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Court Judge Mark R. Hornak imposed the sentence Friday on Charles D. Outcalt, Jr., 26.

According to information presented to the court, on July 29, 2016, Scott Township Police responded to a report of a home invasion in progress. Unbeknownst to police at the time, the reporting party was hallucinating. However, the front door was open and the lights were on inside so officers entered to clear the house for suspects. Officers observed the defendant and another individual in one of the bedrooms. Officers instructed both individuals to put their hands up, but the defendant kept reaching for a black backpack that was sitting on the bed.

Search incident to arrest, officers recovered a small baggie containing crystal methamphetamine from the defendant as well as $175.00 in his right pants pocket. Officers recovered a Cobra Enterprise pistol from the backpack. On the bed, officers saw a clear white pipe commonly used to smoke methamphetamine and an electronic scale with white residue. Officers obtained a search warrant and in various places in the bedroom, officers recovered glass bongs, a small plastic baggie that contained several crystal colored pieces of methamphetamine as well as crystal methamphetamine in an ashtray. Officers recovered a total of over 50 grams of pure methamphetamine from the residence.

Assistant United States Attorney Shanicka L. Kennedy prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

The Scott Township Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration conducted the investigation leading to the Indictment in this case.

Updated December 3, 2018

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