Pennsylvanians and Ohioans were recently indicted on federal drug charges following a lengthy investigation conducted by the United States Department of Justice, according to the WTAJ.
The Department of Justice recently unveiled indictments against two Pennsylvania and one Ohio resident on federal charges related to the alleged distribution of controlled substances. The indictments were the result of a long-standing investigation by the Department of Justice.
The investigation, which began in July 2019, reportedly focused on the individuals’ alleged involvement in the distribution of illegal drugs in the two states. The case is being pursued by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania with the assistance of the Drug Enforcement Administration in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the Cleveland, Ohio Resident Office.
The three individuals have been charged with conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, including marijuana, cocaine, and methamphetamine, according to the Department of Justice. The individuals are also accused of engaging in related money laundering activities.
If convicted, the three individuals face a maximum penalty of life in prison, a fine of $10 million, and a term of supervised release.
The Department of Justice has made it clear that the investigation is ongoing, and more charges may follow.
The Department of Justice’s investigation into the alleged drug distribution activities of these individuals highlights the federal government’s commitment to combatting drug-related crimes in Pennsylvania and Ohio.