Gang member pleads guilty to guns, drugs charges in Pittsburgh federal court
A gang member pleaded guilty Thursday to drug and gun charges in Pittsburgh’s federal court.
Prosecutors said Jaymare Jackson, 29, of Braddock, was part of a neighborhood street gang that distributed illegal drugs in the Pittsburgh area. Jackson was one of 30 people arrested by the FBI in a drug sweep in Penn Hills and elsewhere.
Between January and May, investigators intercepted communications that confirmed that Jackson was conspiring with others to distribute heroin, cocaine and crack.
Jackson also illegally possessed two firearms as well as items used to package and distribute controlled substances.
He cannot legally possess guns or ammunition because of a previous conviction.
Jackson is scheduled to be sentenced April 1.
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