2 Pittsburgh men plead guilty in West End drug trafficking
Two Pittsburgh residents pleaded guilty in federal court to their role in drug trafficking activity in the city’s West End neighborhood.
Jaamiyl Dean, 42, admitted guilt to one count of conspiracy to possess firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking.
Tyree Davis, 35, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine.
Charges stem from a wiretap investigation into West End drug activity.
The FBI and DEA initiated a wiretap investigation in 2017, primarily targeting the GBK street gang and drug trafficking in and around an area known as the Greenway Projects in Pittsburgh.
Authorities said Dean was heard over the wiretap discussing drug transactions.
Agents recovered two firearms, several rounds of ammunition, drug packaging materials, and more than $64,000 in cash as part of a search warrant executed at Dean’s home and vehicle on June 20, 2018.
Dean was prohibited from possessing firearms due to previous felony convictions, authorities said.
The wiretap investigation also revealed Davis and his co-conspirators distributed crack cocaine in and around the Greenway Projects from November 2017 through June 2018.
Dean is expected to be sentenced by Senior U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton on Nov. 8.
Davis is expected to be sentenced by Senior U.S. Untied States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab on Nov. 25.
The FBI and DEA jointly led the multi-agency investigation, which included Pittsburgh police, Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office, Pennsylvania State Police, the state Attorney General’s Office and officers from Robinson, Stowe Township, Wilkinsburg and McKees Rocks.
Michael DiVittorio is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Michael at 412-871-2367, [email protected] or via Twitter .