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Superseding Indictment Charges Penn Hills Man with Drug and Gun Offenses

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

PITTSBURGH, PA - An Allegheny County man has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charges of possession with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl and possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.

The two-count Superseding Indictment named Jerome Frank Brown, age 50, formerly of Penn Hills, Pennsylvania, as the sole defendant.

According to the Superseding Indictment, on August 19, 2021, Brown possessed with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl and possessed a firearm after he had been convicted of an offense punishable by more than one year of incarceration. Federal law prohibits an individual who has been convicted of a felony from possessing a firearm or ammunition.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of life in prison, a fine of $10,250,000 or both. 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 Douglas C. Maloney is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, and U.S. Postal Inspectors Service (USPIS) conducted the investigation leading to the Superseding Indictment in this case.

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

Updated November 17, 2021

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses