PITTSBURGH, PA – A resident of Ambridge, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of violating federal narcotic and firearm laws, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.
The three-count Indictment, returned on April 6, 2021 and unsealed today, named Michael Gamble, age 35, as the sole defendant.
According to the Indictment, on or about December 10, 2020, Gamble possessed with the intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl, possessed a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, and possessed a firearm and ammunition as a convicted felon.
The law provides for a maximum total sentence of life in prison, a fine of $8,000,000 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 J. McKenna is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The Office of the Pennsylvania Attorney General and the Drug Enforcement Administration 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.