PITTSBURGH, PA – A resident of Fayette County, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of violating federal narcotics laws, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.
The one-count Indictment named Kwame Eddings, 41, formerly of Republic, PA 15475, as the sole defendant.
According to Indictment, on or about March 17, 2021, Kwame Eddings possessed with the intent to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine base and a quantity of heroin.
At each count, the law provides for a maximum total sentence of not less than five years to a maximum of 40 years in prison, a fine of not more than $5,000,000.00 or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
Assistant United States Attorney Barbara K. Doolittle is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Pennsylvania State Police 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.