Washington, PA Felon Sentenced to 9+ Years for Possessing Heroin, Firearms and Ammunition

PITTSBURGH, PA – A former resident of Washington County, PA, has been sentenced in federal court to 112 months of imprisonment on his convictions for violating the federal narcotics and firearms laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Senior United States District Judge David Cercone imposed the sentence on Matthew Curtis McCombs, 34, formerly of the City of Washington, Washington County, PA.

According to information presented to the court, in November 2019, Mr. McCombs pleaded guilty to three counts of unlawfully possessing firearms and ammunition by a convicted felon, and one count of distribution and possession with intent to distribute heroin. In connection with the plea, Mr. McCombs admitted that on each of June 14, 2016, September 18, 2016, and September 27, 2016, while in the Western District of Pennsylvania, he unlawfully possessed a firearm and ammunition. Moreover, Mr. McCombs admitted that on April 9, 2014, he unlawfully distributed a quantity of heroin, a Schedule I controlled substance. Federal law prohibits convicted felons from possessing a firearm or ammunition.

In addition to the 112-month term of incarceration, Senior Judge Cercone imposed a three-year term of supervised release upon Mr. McCombs’ release from incarceration.

Assistant United States Attorney Jerome A. Moschetta prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Brady commended the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Pennsylvania State Police, the Monroeville Police Department, and the Washington County District Attorney’s Office for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Mr. McCombs.