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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 9, 2019

Beaver County Man Charged with Heroin Possession

PITTSBURGH – A Beaver County resident of New Brighton, Pennsylvania has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

The one-count Indictment, returned yesterday, names Terrance Shelby, 34, of New Brighton as the defendant. According to the Indictment, on February 18, 2019, Shelby possessed with intent to distribute a quantity of heroin.

If convicted, the law provides for a maximum total sentence of not more than 20 years in prison, a fine of up to $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 and Center 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.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated May 9, 2019