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For Immediate Release

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February 03, 2014 Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal Jon Gallagher (412) 355-3237
Fugitive Fails to Evade Arrest by Task Force Officers Using False Identification

WPAFTF LogoPittsburgh, PA – David Johnson was arrested at 11:30 am this morning on outstanding Federal and local charges by the Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force (WPAFTF). Johnson, age 27, had evaded arrest since being charged by the McKees Rocks Police Department on January 20, 2014, for Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled substance and Prohibited Acts.

These charges arose from an incident occurring earlier that date when McKees Rocks police officers recovered approximately 8,000 stamp bags of heroin, approximately $18,000.00 U.S. currency, drug packaging materials and a money counting machine after they responded to a report of a home invasion at his McKees Rocks residence.

Johnson was also wanted pursuant to a federal arrest warrant charging him with violating his probation for the underlying offense of Distribution of Cocaine (Crack).

Johnson was last known to reside in McKees Rocks and was known to frequent the West End section of Pittsburgh and the Coraopolis areas. Task Force Officers developed information leading them to a residence in the 400 block of Fairview Avenue in Pittsburgh. Johnson initially denied his identity and presented fraudulent identification in an attempt to avoid capture. Johnson was taken into custody without further incident and transported to the U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh.

The Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force is comprised of officers from the U.S. Marshals Service, Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Allegheny County Sheriffs, and Westmoreland County Sheriff’s. The WPAFTF is also supported by the United States Attorney’s Office and is coordinated by the U.S. Marshals Service for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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