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Ten Indicted on Drug and Firearms Charges

U.S. Attorney’s Office March 12, 2013
  • Western District of Pennsylvania (412) 644-3500

PITTSBURGH—Eight residents of western Pennsylvania and two residents of Detroit, Michigan have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of violating federal drug and firearms laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The 16-count superseding indictment names:

  • Javon Harvey, 36, formerly of 5837 Fineway Court, West Bloomfield, Michigan, and currently incarcerated;
  • Terrell Williams, 33, of 3 East McIntyre Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania;
  • Carl Thompson, 34, formerly of 8303 Prest Street, Detroit, Michigan, and currently incarcerated;
  • Demetrious Levy, 42, formerly of 441 Grove Avenue, Washington, Pennsylvania, and currently incarcerated;
  • Keontae Spears, 29, formerly of 1808 Patricia Lane, North Versailles, Pennsylvania, and currently incarcerated;
  • Tierone Barnes, 30, formerly of 700 Donnan Avenue, Washington, Pennsylvania, and currently incarcerated;
  • Brandon Wise, 29, formerly of 133 Maple Avenue, Washington, Pennsylvania, and currently incarcerated;
  • Ronald Glass, 42, of 1285 Sycamore Street, Washington, Pa.; Jamie Argyle, 24, of Duquesne, Pennsylvania, and currently incarcerated;
  • Donte Newton, 28, formerly of 652 Knox Avenue, Monessen, Pennsylvania, 15062, and currentlyincarcerated.

According to the superseding indictment, from in and around June 2011 and continuing thereafter to in and around May 2012, Harvey, Williams, Thompson, Levy, Spears, Barnes, Wise, Glass, Argyle, and Newton conspired to distribute and possess with intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin. Additionally, Levy is charged with nine separate instances of distributing less than 100 grams of heroin in and around Washington, Pennsylvania; Demetrious Levy, Keontae Spears, and Brandon Wise are charged with one count each of possession of a firearm and/or ammunition by a convicted felon; and Javon Harvey, Demetrious Levy, and Brandon Wise are charged with one count each of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

The law provides for a sentence of not less than 10 years to a maximum of life in prison, a fine of $10,000,000, 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.

Assistant United States Attorney Barbara K. Swartz is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Pennsylvania State Police conducted the investigation leading to the superseding indictment in this case.

A superseding indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.