A Homewood South man faces a federal hearing Friday after Pittsburgh police said they had confiscated four guns from his home.
Dane Brooks, 52, was charged Wednesday of possession of a firearm by a convicted criminal.
Pittsburgh police said the arrest came after members of the SWAT team issued a search warrant at the Cora Street residence. Police said they found multiple firearms and drugs suspected of being cocaine, ecstasy, oxycodone, heroin and marijuana. According to federal court records, Brooks will not face any indictment related to the drugs.
A criminal complaint shows that police have reported finding four guns in a bedroom that Brooks identified as his – a pistol, an AK-47 pistol, a rifle and a revolver.
Authorities said he had two previous convictions for offenses prohibiting him from possession of firearms. During a first appearance on Wednesday, Brooks was temporarily held pending the hearing. The prosecution requested a hearing on the detention based on the firearms charge, according to court records.
Brooks is currently on parole and house arrest in connection with gun violations filed by state police last year. He pleaded guilty to gun violations in Allegheny County Court on April 8 and was sentenced to two years probation and 18 months of house arrest, according to online court records. He was sentenced to pay fines and costs of $ 2,800.
In 2005, Brooks pleaded guilty to a gun injury and accused the Pittsburgh Police Department of obtaining stolen property and marijuana possession. According to the federal government and the online court, he was sentenced to two years probation.
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