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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 21, 2020

Ten Indicted following Greater Pittsburgh Safe Streets Task Force Investigation into Drug Trafficking in Pittsburgh and Beyond

PITTSBURGH, PA – Ten residents of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, have been charged in three separate, but related, Indictments with violations of the federal narcotics and firearms laws, following a months-long investigation into narcotics trafficking in the City of Pittsburgh and greater Allegheny County region, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. The Indictments, returned on May 19, are related to the narcotics trafficking activities of several associates of a neighborhood street gang known as "11 Hunnit" operating in the Hill District neighborhood of Pittsburgh and beyond.

The first Indictment charges the following individuals with conspiring to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine base (in the form commonly known as "crack") in the Western District of Pennsylvania, from in and around January 2020, and continuing thereafter until in and around May 2020:

• Phillip Robinson (aka "Pape"), age 30, of Pittsburgh, PA;

• Joseph Clancy, age 46, of Pittsburgh, PA;

• Tyree Campbell, age 29, of Pittsburgh, PA;

• Tracy Bullock, age 51, of McKees Rocks, PA; and

• Sanzio Williams, age 31, of Pitcairn, PA.

The second Indictment charges the following individuals with conspiring to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute a quantity of heroin in the Western District of Pennsylvania from in and around February 2020, and continuing thereafter until March 2020:

• Andre Moore-Coleman (aka "Drizz"), age 31, of Pittsburgh, PA;

• James Bryant Jr., age 52, of McKees Rocks, PA.

This Indictment additionally charges James Bryant Jr. with possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon on May 13, 2020.

The third Indictment charges the following individuals with conspiring to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of crack cocaine in the Western District of Pennsylvania, from in and around December 2019, and continuing thereafter until January 2020:

• Ronald Lewis III, age 32, of Turtle Creek, PA;

• Victor Simmons, age 24, of Pittsburgh, PA;

• Derek Calloway, age 26, of Pittsburgh, PA.

This Indictment additionally charges Ronald Lewis, III and Derek Calloway with one count each of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon on May 13, 2020.

With respect to Defendants Robinson, Clancy, Campbell, Bullock, Williams, Lewis III, Simmons, and Calloway, each of whom is charged with conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of crack cocaine, the law provides for a maximum total sentence of not less than five years and up to 40 years of imprisonment, a fine up to $5,000,000, or both. With respect to Defendants Moore-Coleman and Bryant Jr., both of whom are charged with conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute a quantity of heroin, the law provides for a maximum sentence of not more than 20 years imprisonment, a fine not to exceed $1,000,000 or both. With respect to the firearms/ammunition charges for Defendants Brant and Calloway, the law provides for a maximum today sentenced of not more than 10 years and a fine of not to exceed 250,000 or both. For Defendant Lewis III, the law provides for a sentence of not less than 15 years’ to life imprisonment, and a fine of not to exceed 250,000 or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentences imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history of the defendants.

Assistant United States Attorney Jerome A. Moschetta is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police (Bureau of Narcotics Investigations) led the multi-agency investigation that also included the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office and the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General.

This Greater Pittsburgh Safe Streets Task Force investigation was funded by the federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force program, known as OCDETF. OCDETF was established in 1982 to support comprehensive investigations and prosecutions of major drug trafficking and money laundering organizations. It is the keystone of the drug reduction strategy of the Department of Justice. By combining the resources and expertise of federal agencies and their state and local law enforcement partners, OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the most serious drug trafficking, money laundering, and transnational criminal organizations.

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

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Updated May 21, 2020