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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Akron Man Indicted on Drug Trafficking Charge

PITTSBURGH, PA - A resident of Akron, Ohio, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of drug trafficking, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

The one-count Indictment, returned on Sept. 25 and unsealed today, named Oshay Love, 28, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, on July 23, 2019, Love possessed with the intent to distribute fentanyl, and over $700 in cash that was seized from the defendant’s red Chevy Blazer. The court was further informed that the defendant attempted to evade arrest in the parking lot of the Monroeville Hampton Inn by fleeing in his vehicle, damaging multiple police vehicles, and jumping off a cliff before he was apprehended.

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 Rebecca L. Silinski is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General, and the Monroeville, Elizabeth, and Wilkinsburg Police Departments 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.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated October 1, 2019