Lincoln-Lemington man admits breaking drug, gun laws |

Lincoln-Lemington man admits breaking drug, gun laws

A Lincoln-Lemington man pleaded guilty in federal court to violating federal narcotics and firearms laws.

Owen J. Macklin, 24, of Westmoreland Avenue, pleaded guilty to three counts before U.S. District Judge Nora Barry Fischer. Prosecutors said that on Feb. 14, 2006, Macklin, a convicted felon, possessed a 9 mm pistol. Also, on Feb. 17, 2006, he possessed with intent to distribute 25 grams of crack cocaine while carrying a pistol.

Fischer scheduled sentencing for July 23. Macklin faces up to life imprisonment and a $2.5 million fine. Macklin remains in federal custody at the Allegheny County Jail pending sentencing.

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