PITTSBURGH, PA. One resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of violating various federal firearms and narcotics laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.
The three-count Superseding Indictment named Herbert Walker, 25, as the sole defendant.
According to the Superseding Indictment, Walker is alleged to have possessed with the intent to distribute fentanyl and heroin and possessed a firearm and ammunition as a convicted felon.
The law provides for a maximum total sentence of sixty years in prison, a fine of $5,500,000 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 Douglas Maloney is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Allegheny County Police Department 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.