PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Three residents of Pittsburgh, Pa., and one resident of Mercer County, have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charges of violating the federal narcotics laws, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.
The four-count indictment named Lynell Guyton, age 27, of Pittsburgh; Calvin Armstrong, age 31, of Pittsburgh; Anthony Lozito, age 38, of Pittsburgh; and Kristen Shearer, age 22, of Mercer County.
According to the indictment, Guyton, Armstrong, Lozito and Shearer conspired to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 10 grams or more of an analogue of fentanyl, from August 8, 2017 to August 9, 2017, and possessed with intent to distribute the same. According to a criminal complaint filed prior to the indictment, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE)/ Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), assisted by the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Pennsylvania State Police and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, including the Pittsburgh Police SWAT Team, executed a federal search warrant at 7 Bond Street in Pittsburgh’s West End. Upon arrival, Pittsburgh SWAT made entry into the home and observed Anthony Lozito attempting to exit the residence through a back window. During the entry, a table located near where the individuals were present inside the residence was overturned causing the powder narcotics to become airborne.
In the kitchen of the residence, law enforcement located a plate with a significant quantity of white power on it and a number of packaged stamp bags and empty stamp bags. Officers observed stamp bags bearing both the “Ferrari” stamp and the “Louis Vuitton” stamp.
In addition, the indictment charges that Guyton possessed with intent to distribute a fentanyl analogue on July 20, 2017, and that he attempted to possess with intent to distribute 10 grams or more of a fentanyl analogue on June 1, 2017.
The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not less than five and up to 40 years in prison, a fine of $5,000,000 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. All four individuals are currently detained pending resolution of these charges.
Assistant United States Attorney Rachael L. Dizard is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE)/ Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), assisted by the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Pennsylvania State Police and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, including the Pittsburgh Police SWAT Team, conducted the
investigation leading to the indictment in this case.
An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
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