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Five Charged in Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy, One Defendant Also Charged with Distribution Resulting in Death

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 14, 2014

PITTSBURGH – Five Pittsburgh-area residents have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh for heroin trafficking, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today. One of the counts in the indictment charges a defendant with distributing heroin that resulted in the death of a user of the heroin.

The five-count indictment charges Javon Jackson, 27; Hayley Bober, 25; Carrie Robinson, 45; Kevin Schultz, 31; and William Schultz, 33, with conspiring to distribute heroin during time periods between 2012 and 2014. The indictment also charges Jackson with possessing heroin with intent to distribute in 2013 and 2014 as well as with distributing heroin that resulted in the death of a user of the heroin on April 22, 2013.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence for Jackson of at least 20 years and up to life in prison and a fine of up to $9,000,000. The law provides for a maximum total sentence for Kevin Schultz and William Schultz of at least five years and up to 40 years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000,000. The law provides for a maximum total sentence for Bober and Robinson of up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentences imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal histories, if any, of the defendants.

Assistant United States Attorney Craig W. Haller is prosecuting this case on behalf of the United States.

The Drug Enforcement Administration, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, the Allegheny County Police Department, the Baldwin Police Department, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office, and the Allegheny County District Attorney’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.

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