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Former City Man Faces 5 Years in Drug Case

By Submitted Report
The Tube City Almanac
January 28, 2021
Posted in: Crime and Police News

A former city man faces five years in federal prison after his conviction on narcotics and firearms charges.

Jared A. Ogrosky, 23, formerly of the city’s Highland Grove neighborhood, also was sentenced to three years’ probation following his release. The sentence was imposed Jan. 20 by Senior U.S. District Judge Joy Flowers Conti in Pittsburgh.

A spokeswoman for U.S. Attorney Scott W. Brady said that Ogrosky was arrested May 10, 2019, following a search of his Bowman Avenue home. According to federal prosectors, police and federal law-enforcement officers found nine bricks of heroin in a closet inside the home, along with a loaded 9-mm pistol and a 50-round 9-mm magazine.

In addition to narcotics trafficking, prosecutors also charged Ogrosky with making false statements on federal purchase forms while buying firearms on five separate occasions in late 2018 and early 2019, Brady’s office said.

Prosecutors said that Ogrosky was a member of the Gwalla street gang and has been ordered not to have any interactions with any suspected gang members for three years following his release.

The case was investigated by the federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives under Project Safe Neighborhoods.

Court records indicate that separately, Ogrosky faces charges of inciting to riot, simple assault and disorderly conduct in connection with an April 12, 2019, incident in Monroeville. A trial is scheduled for March 25 in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court.

Originally published January 28, 2021.

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