McKeesport Teen Charged with Violating Federal Drug Laws
|U.S. Attorney’s Office December 19, 2012|
PITTSBURGH—A McKeesport teen has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.
The two-count indictment, returned on December 18, named Courtney Washington, 18, of Crawford Village, McKeesport, Pennsylvania, as the sole defendant.
According to the indictment presented to the court, in August 2012, Washington conspired to distribute and possessed with intent to distribute heroin.
The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 40 years in prison, a fine of $2,000,000, 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 Brendan T. Conway is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation 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.