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Arnold, PA Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Fentanyl and Accepts Responsibility for Causing a Man’s Death

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH – A Westmoreland County man has pleaded guilty to distributing fentanyl, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Jarrel Williams, age 32, of Arnold, pleaded guilty before United States District Judge Mark R. Hornak.

During the guilty plea hearing, Williams admitted to distributing fentanyl on January 17, 2017. As part of his plea agreement, Williams accepted responsibility for causing the death of M.S., a 33-year-old male who lived in Westmoreland County, and agreed to serve 162 months in prison.

Judge Hornak scheduled sentencing to occur on June 3, 2020, at 9:30 a.m.

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

The Drug Enforcement Administration, the Westmoreland County District Attorney’s Office, the West Leechburg Police Department, the Allegheny Township Police Department, and the Pennsylvania State Police conducted the investigation leading to the conviction in this case.

Updated February 12, 2020

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