Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug and Gun Law Violations

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PITTSBURGH, PA — Jgenus Steele was convicted of committing fentanyl, heroin, and cocaine base trafficking and firearm crimes, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced.

Steele, age 23 of New Castle, Pennsylvania, pled guilty Thursday, September 8, 2022, to possessing with intent to distribute and/or distributing cocaine base, fentanyl, and heroin on Dec. 19, 2019, and Feb. 21, 2020, and to possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime on Feb. 21, 2020.

United States District Judge Robert J. Colville scheduled sentencing to occur on Jan. 12, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. The law provides for a sentence of at least five years to life in prison. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense(s) and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Craig W. Haller is prosecuting this case on behalf of the United States.

The Lawrence County District Attorney’s Office Drug Task Force and the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation in this case.

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