Pennsylvania News: Pittsburgh Teen, Daryl Williams Charged with Federal Drug Trafficking and Firearms Crimes

Pennsylvania News: Pittsburgh Teen, Daryl Williams Charged with Federal Drug Trafficking and Firearms Crimes

PITTSBURGH, PA – Daryl Williams has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh for committing drug trafficking and firearm crimes, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

The indictment, returned on July 10 and unsealed today, charges Williams, age 19, of Pittsburgh, with possession of a mixture of heroin and para-fluoroisobutyryl fentanyl with intent to distribute on May 6, 2018; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime on May 6, 2018; possession of mixtures of heroin and para-fluoroisobutyryl fentanyl, heroin and fentanyl, and heroin with intent to distribute on May 29, 2018; and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime on May 29, 2018.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not less than 30 years and up to life in prison, and a fine of up to $2,500,000.  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 Craig W. Haller is prosecuting this case on behalf of the United States.

This case is being prosecuted under Project Safe Neighborhoods, a collaborative effort by federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, and communities to prevent, deter, and prosecute gun crime.  The Green Tree Police Department, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives 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.

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SOURCE: news provided by JUSTICE.GOV on Wednesday, July 11, 2018.