FBI Pittsburgh
Public Affairs Officer Catherine Policicchio
(412) 432-4291
October 16, 2014

FBI Seeks the Public’s Assistance in Locating Fugitive Wanted on Federal Criminal Charges and Offers Up to $5,000 Reward for Information That Leads to His Arrest

The FBI is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Darrell Barham, who is wanted for his alleged involvement in a heroin trafficking and distribution enterprise composed of members and associates of the “Bricks R Us” street gang, which operated in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to Barham’s arrest. The reward is available for 90 days.

A federal arrest warrant was issued for Darrell Barham on May 22, 2014, by the United States District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, charging him with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of one kilogram or more of heroin. Barham should be considered armed and dangerous and an escape risk. 

“We know all too well the destructive effect that heroin and other drugs have on our neighborhoods,” said Special Agent in Charge Scott S. Smith of the FBI’s Pittsburgh Field Office. “I encourage anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of Barham to call the Pittsburgh Division of the FBI at (412) 432-4000.”

On May 29, 2014, law enforcement personnel from more than 14 federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies arrested 39 individuals for their alleged involvement in a heroin trafficking and distribution enterprise comprised of members and associates of the Bricks R Us street gang. The arrests resulted in the dismantling of several overlapping and interrelated heroin distribution networks operating in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

The arrests were the result of a long-term, multi-agency investigation conducted by the Greater Pittsburgh Safe Streets Gang Task Force (GPSSGTF) and the investigative partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Wilkinsburg Police Department, Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office, Allegheny County Police Department, Monroeville Police Department, Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General-Bureau of Narcotics Investigations, Munhall Police Department, Duquesne Police Department, West Mifflin Police Department, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, and Pennsylvania State Police. Representatives from the Kittanning Police Department, Port Authority of Allegheny County Police Department, Penn Hills Police Department, U.S. Marshal Service, and Indiana Police Department also participated in the arrests on May 29, 2014.

Barham, pictured below, remains at large and is wanted by the FBI.

An arrest warrant is based on an indictment or complaint, which is an accusation that a defendant has committed a violation of the federal criminal laws and, in itself, is not proof of the defendant’s guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent until such time as they are adjudicated guilty in a court of law.

Anyone with information regarding this fugitive may contact the FBI Pittsburgh Field Office, 24 hours a day, at telephone number(412) 432-4000. All information will remain confidential.