A Mercer County man was convicted of drug and gun charges in federal court Monday.

Raymond Briskey, 38, of Sharon pled guilty in United States District Court to possession with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base, and to possessing a firearm during the drug trafficking crime.

According to the release, Briskey's crimes took place on October 21, 2020. He was indicted on the charges in February 2021.

"Raymond Briskey had been a fugitive from justice for over three years after failing to appear for sentencing for his earlier drug dealing conviction," Mercer County District Attorney Peter C. Acker said in a release from February 2021.

Briskey's sentencing will take place on April 18, 2024. The maximum sentence for his crimes are at least five years to life in prison and a fine of up to $1.5 million.

The case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a program that brings together different levels of law enforcement and communities to reduce violent crime and gun violence.