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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Aliquippa Man Charged with Dealing Fentanyl Resulting in Death

PITTSBURGH - One resident of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of violating federal narcotics laws, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

The one-count indictment named Corey Bargerstock, age 42.

According to the indictment presented to the court, on July 7, 2016, Bargerstock possessed with intent to distribute and distributed fentanyl that caused the serious bodily injury and death of a person.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of up to life in prison, a fine of not more than $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 Attorneys Tonya S. Goodman and Timothy M. Lanni are prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Hopewell Township Police Department 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.

Updated March 21, 2017