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Federal jury convicts East Pittsburgh man of gun, drug offenses

Chuck Biedka

A federal jury at Pittsburgh spent three hours in deliberations before finding a former East Pittsburgh man guilty of gun and drug violations.

The jury of seven men and five women late Monday convicted Douglas Tyrone Williams, Jr., also known as “Chrome,” 39, in front of U.S. District Judge Mark R. Hornak.

Prosecutors said that on July 20, 2016, Williams had 100 grams or more of heroin — about 300 individual packets — and he worked with others to distribute it.

Court records show an unnamed police officer pulled Williams over in 2016, and the next day, agents searched and found four pistols and two rifles belonging to Williams. Three of the six guns were stolen.

The jury found Williams guilty of possessing a firearm in furtherance of his drug-trafficking offenses, as well as possessing a firearm and/or ammunition after having been convicted of crimes punishable by more than one year in prison.

He had been previously convicted of third degree murder in Allegheny County in 1998, aggravated assault, and illegal gun possession.

Records show he was on probation when arrested in Pittsburgh in 2016.

Hornak said sentencing will be scheduled.

Williams remains jailed pending sentencing.

Chuck Biedka is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chuck at 724-226-4711, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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