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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 11, 2021

Aliquippa Man Indicted on Drug Charge

PITTSBURGH, PA - A resident of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

The one-count Indictment, turned on February 2, 2021 and unsealed today, named Ossie Foster, age 36, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment, on or about June 13, 2020, Foster possessed with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, 28 grams or more of crack, and a quantity of fentanyl and heroin.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not less than five years and not more than 40 years in prison, a fine of $5,000,000 or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Brendan J. McKenna is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Beaver County Drug Task Force and the Federal Bureau of Investigation 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 February 11, 2021