PITTSBURGH, PA – Two former residents of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of violating federal narcotics and firearms laws, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.
The five-count Indictment named Khaleaf Lindsay, age 25, formerly of Philadelphia and Kamal Bennett, age 22, formerly of Philadelphia.
According to the Indictment presented to the court, from July 2021 to August 2021, Lindsay and Bennett both conspired to distribute and possessed with intent to distribute 10 grams or more of fluorofentanyl and fentanyl mixture, along with 28 grams or more cocaine base. The Indictment further alleged that on August 2, 2021, Bennett distributed and possessed with the intent to distribute a quantity of cocaine base. Lindsay was also charged with possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and possession of a firearm and ammunition as a convicted felon on August 2, 2021. Federal law prohibits an individual who has been convicted of a felony from possessing a firearm or ammunition.
As to Lindsay, the law provides for a maximum total sentence of not less than five (5) years to life in prison, a fine not to exceed $5,000,000 or both. As to Bennett, the law provides for a maximum total sentence of not less than (5) years and not more than twenty (20) years in prison, a fine of not to exceed $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.
Assistant United States Attorney Brendan J. McKenna is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The Butler County Anti-Drug Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration 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.