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Wilkinsburg Man, 21, Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Possessing Drugs and Firearms

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

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to34 months in prison for violating federal drug trafficking and firearms laws, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.

United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon imposed the sentence on Hazeon Kidd, age 21

According to information presented to the court, Kidd was arrested by the Allegheny County Police on May 13, 2021, after a search of the vehicle he occupied revealed four firearms, more than $10,000 in cash, and about 13 grams of a cocaine and fentanyl mixture. One of the firearms and the cocaine and fentanyl mixture were found on the Kidd’s person. Kidd was precluded from possessing a firearm under federal law because he was then an illegal drug user. Kidd was released on bond after his May 13, 2021, arrest until he was arrested again on June 28, 2021, this time by the North Huntington Police, after selling $600 worth of a cocaine and fentanyl mixture to a confidential informant. At that point, the Court revoked his bond and he is currently detained.

Prior to imposing sentence, Judge Bissoon stated that a portion of the sentence was attributable to the fact that the defendant was on bond from the May 2021 arrest at the time of the June 2021 offense.

Assistant United States Attorney Brendan T. Conway prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Chung commended the Allegheny County Police Department and the North Huntingdon Police Department for the investigations leading to the successful prosecution of Kidd.

Updated August 24, 2022

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses