PITTSBURGH, PA – A resident of Covina, California, 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 Kenneth Kim Parks, age 58, as the sole defendant.
According to the Indictment, on or about March 19, 2021, Parks attempted to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine.
The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not less than five years and not more than 40 years in prison, a fine of $5,000,000 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 United States Postal Inspection Service 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.