Braddock man indicted for alleged federal drug and gun violations |

Braddock man indicted for alleged federal drug and gun violations


A Braddock man was indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on Tuesday for allegedly violating federal drug and firearms laws, federal authorities announced.

The three-count indictment named Mario Tiller, 40.

According to the indictment, on June 19, Tiller possessed crack with intent to distribute it. He also had a handgun.

Prosecutors said Tiller had been twice convicted in Allegheny County Court of drug distribution, and separately for terroristic threats and theft. As a result, he wasn’t allowed to have a gun.

Federal prosecutors are charging him with having and distributing crack cocaine, illegally having a gun, and having the gun during drug sales.

He was arrested Tuesday and was taken to the Allegheny County Jail as a federal prisoner. He is scheduled to have an initial court appearance on Oct. 24 at federal district court in Pittsburgh.

Prosecutors are seeking to confiscate about $100 found on Tiller, as well as a Glock 9mm handgun and two ammunition magazines, and a smart phone.

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, along with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, conducted the investigation.

Chuck Biedka is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chuck at 724-226-4711, [email protected] or via Twitter @ChuckBiedka.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.