Harrisburg Man Charged With Drug Trafficking And Firearms Offenses

Harrisburg Man Charged With Drug Trafficking And Firearms Offenses

F.P. Report

HARRISBURG: The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that on November 3, 2021, Wezley Floyd, age 29, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was indicted by a federal grand jury on drug trafficking and firearms charges.

According to Acting U.S. Attorney Bruce Brandler, the indictment charges Floyd with distribution of methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, brandishing a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, and possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number on October 11, 2021.

The matter was investigated by the Swatara Township Police Department, the Harrisburg Police Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott R. Ford is prosecuting the case.  

This case is being prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime.  Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them.  As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

Indictments are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

The maximum penalty for these offenses is life imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine.  Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the Judge is also required to consider and weigh a number of factors, including the nature, circumstances and seriousness of the offense; the history and characteristics of the defendant; and the need to punish the defendant, protect the public and provide for the defendant’s educational, vocational and medical needs. For these reasons, the statutory maximum penalty for the offense is not an accurate indicator of the potential sentence for a specific defendant.

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