Man Pleads Guilty to Illegally Possessing Drugs and a Firearm


PITTSBURGH, PA — Ricardo Reeves pled guilty to violating federal narcotics trafficking and firearm laws, announced Acting United States Attorney Troy Rivetti.

Reeves, age 44 of New Castle, Pennsylvania, pled guilty on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, before United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab. Judge Schwab scheduled sentencing to occur on Aug. 16, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. Reeves will be sentenced for (1) possessing with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of a mixture containing fentanyl and heroin, as well as quantities of cocaine and cocaine base, and for (2) possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, all on Dec. 14, 2020.

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

The Lawrence County Drug Task Force, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives conducted the investigation leading to the convictions in this case.

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