Recidivist Offender Sentenced to Nearly 15 Years in Federal Prison for Unlawful Possession of a Machinegun While on Supervised Release
PITTSBURGH – Two Allegheny County residents have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh and charged with violations of the federal narcotics and firearms laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.
The three-count indictment named Devon Robinson, age 29, and James Kadish, age 27, as defendants.
According to the indictment, on or about December 3, 2017, Robinson & Kadish possessed with the intent to distribute and distributed a quantity of fentanyl. Additionally, on or about December 4, 2017, Robinson is charged with possession with intent to distribute a quantity of fentanyl and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Federal law prohibits a convicted felon from possessing a firearm.
The law provides for a maximum total sentence of up to 20 years in prison, a fine of $1,000,000, or both for the drug charges. For the firearms charge, the law provides for a maximum total sentence of not more than 10 years in prison, a fine of $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.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the West Mifflin Police Department conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.
Assistant United States Attorney Timothy M. Lanni is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.