A New Castle man has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh Monday on a charge of violating federal narcotics laws after receiving more than 500 grams of cocaine delivered by the US post office.

Brandon Leroy McConnell, 34, was indicted on one count following his arrest. The sealed indictment was returned on Nov. 1 and McConnell was arrested on the charge on Monday, November 14. 

According to the indictment, around May 14, 2021, McConnell was the intended recipient of a US Postal Service package that contained cocaine. McConnell was indicted on the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine, a Schedule II controlled substance, which carries a sentence of five years to 40 years in prison, a fine not to exceed $5 million or both.

Assistant United States Attorney Nicole A. Stockey is prosecuting this case.

The United States Postal Inspection Service and Homeland Security Investigations conducted the investigation leading to the Indictment in the case.