Ohio Man Charged with Drug Law Violation
PITTSBURGH - A resident of Warren, Ohio, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of violating federal narcotic laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.
The one-count indictment named Matthew Hosey, 61, of Warren, Ohio.
According to the indictment, on or about April 24, 2013, Hosey possessed with intent to distribute a quantity of crack cocaine and a quantity of heroin.
The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 30 years in prison, a fine of $2,000,000, 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 Troy Rivetti is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Southwest Regional Police Department, Pennsylvania State Police, Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office 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.