PITTSBURGH, PA – A resident of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of violating federal narcotics laws, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.
The two-count Indictment named Brock Cochran, age 30, formerly of N. Grandview Avenue, as the sole defendant.
According to the Indictment, on or about June 29, 2021, Cochran attempted to possess with intent to distribute a quantity of cocaine. Also, on June 29, 2021, Cochran possessed with intent to distribute fentanyl.
The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not more than 40 years, a fine not to exceed $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 Christopher M. Cook 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.