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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Wife of Lightfoot Drug Trafficking Organization Leader Pleads Guilty to Maintaining a Drug-Involved Location which was the Site of Large FBI Seizure

PITTSBURGH - One former resident of Verona, PA, has plead guilty to federal narcotics charges, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Kaylin Lightfoot-Homa, age 26, pleaded guilty to one count of maintaining a drug involved premises before Chief United States District Court Judge Mark R. Hornak.

According to information presented to the court, from May 2017 to November 2017, Kaylin Lightfoot-Homa lived at a home on Harvest Drive in Verona, PA with her husband and co-defendant Jamie Lightfoot, Jr. and co-defendant Chace Johnson. Both of these individuals have previously pleaded guilty. During this time, Lightfoot-Homa facilitated the use of the house as a drug involved premises where large amounts of cocaine and money were stored and distributed from there. On November 5, 2017, Lightfoot-Homa was present when FBI executed multiple search warrants at the residence and recovered 51 kilograms of cocaine, 85 kilograms of marijuana, multiple firearms, and over $500,000 in US Currency.

The law provides for a maximum sentence of not more than 20 years in prison and/or a fine of not more than $500,000. 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 Attorneys Timothy M. Lanni and Shaun Sweeney are prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Pennsylvania State Police, with assistance from the South Strabane Police Department, the Elizabeth Borough Police Department, the Penn Hills Police Department and the Perryopolis Police Department, conducted the investigation that led to the Indictment in this case.

The investigation was funded by the federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program (OCDETF). The OCDETF program supplies critical federal funding and coordination that allows federal and state agencies to work together to successfully identify, investigate, and prosecute major interstate and international drug trafficking organizations and other criminal enterprises.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated December 17, 2019