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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Scott W. Brady
, United States Attorney

Swissvale Man Facing Drug and Gun Possession Charges in Project Safe Neighborhoods Case

PITTSBURGH, PA - A resident of Swissvale, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on federal narcotics and firearms charges, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

The six-count superseding indictment named Kevin Darwin-Sewell, 31, as the sole defendant.

According to the Superseding Indictment presented to the court, Darwin-Sewell is charged with possession with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine base, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crimes which occurred on July 19, 2016 and February 1, 2017.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not less than ten years and up to life in prison, a fine of $1,000,000, 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 of the defendant.

This case is being prosecuted under Project Safe Neighborhoods, a collaborative effort by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, prosecutors and communities to prevent, deter and prosecute gun crime. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Pittsburgh Police Department, and the Wilkinsburg Police Department conducted the investigation leading to the superseding indictment in this case. Assistant United States Attorney Gregory C. Melucci is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

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

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