York City man handed lengthy prison sentence on drug trafficking and firearms conviction

Brandon Dawson

Brandon Dawson

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A York City man was sentenced today to 7 years and 8 months by U.S. District Court Judge Yvette Kane in Harrisburg, for selling drugs and possessing weapons in October 2013.

Brandon Dawson, 32, previously was indicted for drug trafficking and weapons offenses arising from an October 23, 2013, search warrant executed by the York City Police Department at Dawson’s Cottage Place apartment. During the search of the apartment, police recovered heroin, marijuana packaged for sale, drug distribution materials, and a stolen Colt .45 semiautomatic pistol. Dawson entered a guilty plea to Drug Trafficking and Possession of a Stolen Firearm.

At the time of the crime, Dawson was on probation for a previous drug trafficking crime. Because he committed this offense while on supervision, Judge Kane imposed additional punishment on Dawson. She sentenced him to an 24 months in jail, which must be served consecutively to his nearly 8 year sentence.

The case was investigated by the York City Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Consiglio prosecuted this case.