Pittsburgh man pleads responsible to heroin / fentanyl ring gun possession fees

A Pittsburgh man pleaded guilty to using a weapon to promote a drug trafficking crime in a 2019 bust that arrested more than three dozen suspects in connection with a heroin and fentanyl ring, federal prosecutors said.

Jaimone Robinson, 21, pleaded guilty to one case of using a weapon to promote a drug trafficking crime, according to Acting US Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman.

Robinson was one of 40 defendants charged in January 2019 against the wider investigation against the Pittsburgh Police Department.

Federal sentencing guidelines require no less than five years and no more than life imprisonment and a fine of up to $ 250,000.

U.S. Assistant Attorney Carolyn J. Bloch is pursuing the case.

The FBI was conducting the investigation through the Bureau of Alcohol Firearms and Explosives and the Allegheny County Police, along with county sheriffs and probation officers. Police from Pittsburgh, Wilkinsburg, Green Tree, Mt. Oliver, New York City and Yonkers also helped in the case.

US District Judge William S. Stickman IV has scheduled Robinson’s verdict to be pronounced October 21.

Natasha Lindstrom is a contributor to Tribune Review. You can contact Natasha at 412-380-8514, nlindstrom@triblive.com, or on Twitter.

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