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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Wilkinsburg Man Facing Federal Drug and Gun Charges

PITTSBURGH – A resident of Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of violating federal narcotics and firearms laws, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.

The three-count Indictment named Andre Randolph, 50, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment, on or about March 23, 2021, Randolph was found to be in the possession of heroin and a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. His prior felony conviction makes it unlawful for him to possess a firearm.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not more than 30 years in prison, a fine of $1.5 million 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 defendants. The defendant is currently being detained at Allegheny County Jail

Assistant United States Attorney Michael R. Ball is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Pennsylvania State Police 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.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Updated April 21, 2021