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10/26/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/27/2021 14:15

Pittsburgh Man Charged with Drug and Firearms Offenses

PITTSBURGH, PA - A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been charged by superseding indictment before a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of violating federal firearms and narcotic laws, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.

The four-count Superseding Indictment named Guy Wallar, Jr., age 24, as the sole defendant.

According to the Superseding Indictment, on or about June 28, 2021, Wallar, Jr. possessed with intent to distribute a quantity of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine, possessed a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and possessed ammunition by a convicted felon. The Superseding Indictment further alleged that on or about July 1, 2021, Wallar, Jr. possessed with intent to distribute a quantity of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine base. Under federal law, possessing a firearm and/or ammunition is a violation of federal law for those who have previously been convicted of a crime punishable by greater than a year in prison.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of life imprisonment, a fine not to exceed $2,000,000 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. Indicate relevant bond/detention information if known

Assistant United States Attorney Brendan J. McKenna is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the City of Duquesne Police Department conducted the investigation leading to the Indictment in this case.

A superseding indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.