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Waynesburg Man Charged with Illegally Possessing Drugs, Guns and Ammunition

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

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges involving the possession with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine and the unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

The four-count Indictment, returned on October 17, named Julius Maurice Hurt, 32, of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment, on or about May 3, 2017, Hurt possessed with intent to distribute a quantity of heroin and a quantity of cocaine. The Indictment also charges Hurt, a felon previously convicted of a felony drug offense, with unlawfully possessing firearms and ammunition, and with unlawfully possessing firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

The law provides for a maximum sentence of not less than five years in prison and up to life, a fine of $2,500,000, 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 of the defendant.

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

The case is being prosecuted as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a collaborative effort between federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, and communities to prevent, deter and prosecute gun crime. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Waynesburg Police Department, and the Greene County District Attorney’s Office, 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 October 18, 2017

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