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Two Brentwood Residents Charged With Conspiring To Obtain And Distribute Oxycodone

March 6, 2012

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Two residents of Allegheny County have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and to acquire controlled substances by fraud, forgery, deception and subterfuge, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The one-count indictment named Jeffrey William Mackewich, II, 26, and Brittany Lee Preston, 21.

According to the indictment, Mackewich and Preston conspired to obtain Oxycodone by fraud and forgery and to then distribute the Oxycodone.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $1,000,000, or both.  Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Drug Enforcement Administration conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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