For Immediate Release
Former McKeesport Resident Indicted for Illegally Possessing Heroin and a Handgun
PITTSBURGH, PA- A former resident of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on violations of federal narcotics and firearms laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.
The two-count Indictment named Jared Ogrosky, 22, formerly of McKeesport, PA.
According to the Indictment, which follows a criminal complaint that was filed on May 10, 2019, Ogrosky possessed with the intent to distribute approximately nine bricks of heroin and a Glock model 19x, 9 millimeter handgun in furtherance of the drug trafficking crime, all of which were seized by law enforcement officials during the execution of a federal search warrant at Ogrosky’s former residence in McKeesport.
The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not less than five years in prison, a fine not to exceed $2,250,000 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.
Assistant United States Attorney Rebecca L. Silinski is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives conducted the investigation leading to the Indictment in this case. This case was brought under Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.
An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.