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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Scott W. Brady
, United States Attorney

Pittsburgh Woman Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Possessing 2 Handguns, a Rifle and Ammo

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to two years’ (24 months’) imprisonment and two years of supervised release on her conviction of violating federal firearms laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Donetta W. Ambrose imposed the sentence on Latisha Butler, age 29.

According to information presented to the court, on or about May 14, 2018, Butler, an individual with a prior felony conviction for Possession with the Intent to Distribute Controlled Substances, knowingly and unlawfully possessed a Smith & Wesson Model M&P-15 Rifle, a Smith & Wesson, Model SD9VE handgun, a Diamondback Model DB9 Handgun, and various types of ammunition. Federal law prohibits anyone who has been convicted of a crime punishable by a term of imprisonment exceeding one year from possessing a firearm or ammunition.

Assistant United States Attorney Brendan T. Conway prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Brady commended the United States Department of Homeland Security, United States Postal Inspection Service, the Pennsylvania State Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Butler.

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