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Teen from Pittsburgh’s Crafton Heights Neighborhood Indicted on Federal Drug Charge

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

PITTSBURGH, Pa – A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

The one-count Indictment named Jamar Perminter, age 19, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment, on or about May 10, 2019, Perminter possessed with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine base and a quantity of heroin.

The law provides for a maximum sentence of not less than five years and up to 40 years in prison and a fine not to exceed $5,000,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Brian M. Czarnecki is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration 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 May 15, 2019

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